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Dark Ages

Muqtada al-Sadr, the thuggish ‘cleric’ currently leading an anti-US militia in Iraq has, predictably enough, joined in the condemnation of the appalling abuses in Al Ghraib. Who can blame him? Those incidents are a gift to those opposed to the US presence in that country. Al-Sadr’s credentials as a spokesman for human rights would be more convincing, however, without comments like this:

BASRA, Iraq – A senior aide of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr told worshippers during a Friday sermon in southern Iraq that anyone capturing a female British soldier can keep her as a slave.”

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