Saturday, November 07, 2015

He fought the law and he won

Above, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi today meeting with Moqtada al-Sadr. The photo provides a moment to reflect on the degree to which Moqtada al-Sadr was the favourite "bad guy" early in the insurgency following the US invasion in 2003 -- an obsession that made the Bush administration even slower to grasp the nature of the Sunni resentment bubbling underneath. 

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