Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Iran takes Mookie out of the game

Iran has decided to take Muqtada al Sadar out of Iraq's political scene for now. They intend on grooming him and preparing him to rule Iraq 5 or 10 years from now. Apparently Iran has lost confidence in the anti-war Democrats ability to hastily surrender Iraq to the nearby powers and Al Qaeda and have decided they need to plan longer term.

From The New York Post's Amir Taheri is IRAN'S FEAR - IRAQ'S CHANCE
  • March 11, 2008 -- 'I HAVE lost hope of liberating Iraq and turning it into an Is lamic society." So said Muqtada al-Sadr in an open letter to his followers published last week.

Amir also points out that Iran may actually have another reason to do this though. If they continue to attempt to weaken the Maliki government, the could end up with an anti-Iranian coalition of Arab Sunnis, Kurds, and secular Shiites openly hostile to Iran and backed by the United States.