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Al-Sadr’s Demands

Muqtada al-Sadr is very clever, making firey demands that the US agree to conditions for the status of forces agreement that both sides had pretty much agreed on anyway. It’s like if the GOP started demanding that the President-elect come up with plans for dealng with the financial crisis. Always nice to able to say that the oppostion acted in response to your urgent calls for action. It’s funny that we ever thought we had to teach the Iraqis about politics. But is al-Sadr fooling anyone?

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