A headline at Drudge:
U.S. and Iraqi forces raided the stronghold of a Shiite militia led by a radical anti-American cleric in search of a death squad leader in an operation disavowed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Al-Maliki, who relies on political support from the cleric Muqtada al- Sadr, said the strike against a figure in al-Sadr’s Mahdi militia in Sadr City “will not be repeated.”
The defiant al-Maliki also slammed the top U.S. military and diplomatic representatives in Iraq for saying his government needed to set a timetable to curb violence in the country…
“[N]o one has the right to impose a timetable on it,” al-Maliki said at a news conference….
Who is this guy??