Tossing this out there again because it’s still relevant today as more comes out about Iran’s involvement in the recent battle for Basra and Iraq at large.
TigerHawk quotes the Times of London on Sadr’s ceasefire.
Although powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed to a ceasefire after six days of fighting, Pelosi wondered why the U.S. was caught off guard by the offensive and questioned how the ceasefire was achieved, saying the terms were “probably dictated from Iran.”
Ed at Hot Air has some developments on Sadr’s continuing isolation in the Iraqi political system.
Moqtada al-Sadr has found himself increasingly isolated in Iraqi political circles. Once considered a kingmaker when Nouri al-Maliki ascended to the Prime Minister post, he has managed to bring unity to the various sectarian factions in Iraq in a unique manner. He has everyone looking to kick him and his Mahdis out of the next election
Jihad Watch has some more on Iran’s meddling.
Hugh Hewitt links to new statements by McCain that deconstruct some of the mainstream media’s new Iraq spin.
The Weekly Standard chimes in.
More reaction as it comes.