Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
Moron Meet-Ups
Any interest in a MI/Midwest Meet-up?
It has a website!

Any interest in a SoCal Meet-up?
Contact Jim

NY/NJ MoMe: August 23rd, 6pm-9pm in Hoboken
Contact CBD

SW Ohio MoMe: 10/20/2018
Contact ibguy

Texas MoMe: 10/20/18
Contact Ben Had
Dog Blogging | Main | Tom Brokaw Decides Bush Needs an Editor
June 11, 2004

al-Sadr Calls for "New Start;" Backs US Transfer of Power

Not that we're all big fans of al-Sadr. But this would seem further evidence of al-Sadr's political isolation (and military defeat).

Radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has reportedly backed for the first time US moves to gradually hand powers over to an interim Iraqi government.
The change of heart came in a sermon at Friday prayers in the town of Kufa, two weeks after the government was formed.

Mr Sadr, a firebrand whose militia has fought US forces since March, called for a new start and an end to conflict, according to witnesses.

But his supporters clashed with members of a pro-US faction in nearby Najaf.

Stones and shoes were thrown in the clash at the shrine of Imam Ali leaving several people injured and forcing the cancellation of Friday prayers.


Mr Sadr called upon the interim government to work to end the occupation according to a timetable set by Iraqi officials, reported a correspondent for Voice of Mujahidin radio present at the sermon.

Mr Sadr added that the formation of the government was a good opportunity to bury past differences and "forge ahead toward the building of a unified Iraq".

There has not been any official reaction to Mr Sadr's conciliatory speech in Kufa, where he delivers fiery Friday sermons at the main mosque every week.


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:47 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
freaked: "'There is no way I could get to the top of that ch ..."

Hairyback Guy: "The NFL. Time for them to go away. More coff ..."

TheQuietMan: "Trump tweeting out Fat Fuck Goodell's ridiculous s ..."

Forgot My Nic [/i]: " I opened up a container of ant bait and took a b ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i]: "The Dump.... No, not that one.... BB ..."

Huck Follywood, coffee consumist: "Now I am on a Van Morrison jag. Dog wants walking ..."

Vic We Have No Party: "173 draping a net of fishing line over the area h ..."

Captain Hate: "[i]Steve Tisch will not punish his players for any ..."

t-bird: "[i]Caublasian[/i] Chinese, Thai, and Dutch on h ..."

Emmie: "[i]69 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy a ..."

BignJames: ""Hundreds of acres next to me to graze." Maybe ..."

Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher: "Having a bunch of people over today to watch the T ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64