Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sadr in Iran?

By Michael J.W. Stickings

(A follow up to this post.)

Via Ed Morrissey, the AP is reporting that Moqtada al-Sadr is in Iran (at least according to the Iraqis):

An adviser to Iraq's prime minister said Thursday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is in Iran, but denied he fled due to fear of arrest during an escalating security crackdown. Sami al-Askari said al-Sadr traveled to Iran by land "a few days ago," but gave no further details on how long he would stay. A member of al-Sadr's bloc in parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals, said he left three weeks ago.

"I confirm that Muqtada al-Sadr is in Iran on a visit," said al-Askari. "But I deny that his visit is a flight."

Oh, okay. I'm sure now's as good a time as any for a vacation in Iran. Get some rest, come back when the surge is over, and get right back to the business of terrorizing (and working with Maliki to obliterate the Sunnis). You know how it is.

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