The United States had the opportunity in 2004 to either capture or kill cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, but refrained from doing so because we feared turning him into a martyr. A few short months ago, his Mahdi Army held the Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad, and routinely fired rockets and mortars into the Green Zone.
Today he officially disbanded his army, from his exile in Iran, effectively ending his struggle for power in Iraq, according to a piece in Wednesday's Opinion Journal.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Well, well, well, Mookie gives up
From David Hinz at The Minority Report - Moqtada al-Sadr Surrenders -- Disbands Mahdi Army