Yesterday I saw Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki greeting anti-American cleric Muqtada al Sadr. Next I saw a press conference with General William Caldwell who looked stumped as to why al-Maliki ordered the release of a prisoner wanted for murder. al-Maliki was busy negotiating with terrorist al-Sadr and gave in to his demands.
To further the embarrassment of Iraq's feckless government the Shiite militia run by anti-American cleric Muqtada al Sadr seized control of the southern Iraqi city of Amarah.
Who is running the "elected" government in Iraq? The clerics have too much power and it's a fact the word "democratic" government is a farce. al-Maliki is nothing more than a puppet for al-Sadr and al-Sistani.
The latest headline from Iraq:
The Mahdi Army fighters stormed three main police stations Friday morning, planting explosives that flattened the buildings, residents said. About 800 black-clad militiamen with Kalashnikov rifles and rocket-propelled grenades were patrolling city streets in commandeered police vehicles, eyewitnesses added. Other fighters set up roadblocks on routes into the city, and sound trucks circulated telling residents to stay indoors.
If our forces are taking orders from al-Maliki and he is beholden to the clerics, it is in fact, time to either remove al-Sadr and al-Maliki or move our forces into nearby bases outside of Iraq and let the so-called Iraqi government have a wakeup call.