Sadr sweating US “surge”

| January 12, 2007

So a Sadr aide, Sheikh Abdel Razzaq al-Nadawi makes the point of threatening that US troops “may return in coffins” in this Breitbart article.

The problem of Iraq is the US presence and the increasing this presence will double the problem,” Nadawi told AFP on Friday.

“This is not the first plan announced by Bush. All plans have failed and this plan will not be any better. We do not welcome this strategy and moreover we do not welcome the US soldiers,” he said.

Nadawi accused Bush of taking decisions about Iraq’s security without consulting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government, who owes his job to the votes of 32 Sadrist deputies.

Pretty brave stuff, but it reminds me of Baghdad Bob’s “There are no Americans in Baghdad” remark and Sadam’s “mother of all battles” speech. Everytime Arabs get backed into a corner or they’re facing anhilation, they put on a brave face and start yapping about how many Americans will die.

I guess these Sadr-ites forget that they were almost irradicated a short couple of years ago and survive only because we got weak-kneed about Iraqi democracy. I think next time, ol’ Butterball-in-black and his fellow hairy fatties will pay the ultimate price.


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[…] As I predicted, AP reports that Sadr’s army is feeling the “surge” while US troops are still preparing to leave the US; Two Shiite militia commanders said Thursday that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stopped protecting radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Madhi Army under pressure from Washington, while the fighters described themselves as under seige in their Sadr City stronghold. […]


[…] Back in January, al Sadr said the same thing, and then started feeling the heat and dashed off to Iran this month – I guess giving your life for islam is a priviege that’s reserved for the rank-and-file dregs. Now that he’s safely in Iran, he feels his oats enough to flex his lips and, through an aide, incite his troops back into the streets. The only reason he took his militia off the street was to keep them from being irradicated by the US forces. And keep them around to consolidate his own power after the US left. […]