From the New York Times…
After nearly seven months of deadlock, Iraq’s prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, took a decisive step toward winning a second term, gaining the endorsement of a Shiite bloc that had until recently opposed returning him to power, officials from his party said.
Mr. Maliki’s party, State of Law, and another Shiite party with ties to the cleric Moktada al-Sadr shut out a third, the Iraqi National Alliance, and its contender, Adel Abdelmehdi, in negotiations within the Shiite bloc, alliance officials said Friday.
Who is this Moqtada al Sadr with his Mahdi Army whose support for Maliki may finally allow the suffering Iraqis to form a new government after almost seven months of futile negotiations since the parliamentary elections March 7, 2010?
He’s the driller!
Death squads connected to the Mahdi Army, as well as to other Shia and Sunni groups, capture and execute civilians in cold blood, sometimes dragging them out of hospitals or government ministries. Corpses turn up on the street with acid burns on their backs, or electric-drill holes in their knees, stomachs and heads.
“The Americans will arrest the Sunni young men only and clear the way for the Mahdi Army to work their electric drills on people’s bodies,” Khalid Aziz, 35, told IPS.
Moqtada’s ascendance as a maker of kings in Iraq is exactly the outcome predicted by Jacob Freeze, “the prophetic wonder-man of political blogging,” only ten days after the indecisive election, in his blog from March 17, 2010.
If you want to cast a vote that says “I hate America,” there is nobody in the world you could vote for and say “I hate America” more clearly than you can say “I hate America” by voting for Moktada al-Sadr, and Moktada al-Sadr just swamped all other parties in Baghdad, in an election that’s supposedly the triumphant outcome of our genocidal occupation of Iraq.
Congratulations, imbeciles! You just spent at least a trillion dollars and killed more than 1,000,000 Iraqis and more than 5000 American soldiers to make a brutal anti-American fanatic the king of Baghdad!
This is what the imbecile George W. Bush created in 2003!
This is what the imbeciles John Kerry, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton, and 26 other Democrats and 48 Republican Senators voted for in 2002!
This is what the imbecile Senator Barack Obama voted to fund in 2005 and 2006 and 2007 and 2008!
This is what the imbecile President and Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama has been commanding for the last 14 months!