Extremist Shiite militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr is in hiding, his followers are not contesting American forces, sectarian violence has dropped in Baghdad and we are working with the Shiite mayor of Sadr City.
The next day we learned:
The powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen on Sunday to redouble their battle to oust American forces and argued that Iraq’s army and police should join him in defeating “your archenemy.”
Now McCain can’t figure out whether Sadr’s influence has been on the wane for a long time or whether he’s still a major player. McCain wants us to think he’s an expert on such issues. Maybe he’s actually better at economics.