Monday, July 07, 2008

Good news, bad news

The good news is that Al-Sadr seems to be rapidly losing influence in Iraq.

The bad news is that the other guys are just as nuts.

The Supreme Council and its allies are in the forefront now while the Sadrists are absent, but we can see signs already that the struggle among the Shiite religious parties will turn into a violent and armed one again, especially in the south," says Azer Naji, director of strategic and political studies at a research center at Basra University in southern Iraq.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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