Monday, June 14, 2004


One way to look at this: One who previously believed he could bully his way to the top with his own "army" now seems to accept the only way to the top is through the democratic process.

That looks like progress to me.
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is planning to establish a political party that could participate in democratic elections next year.

Qais al-Khazali, a spokesman for radical cleric, made the announcement today in the Iraqi holy city of Al-Najaf.

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