Ah, The Successful Surge In Iraq

The surge of US troops into Iraq is showing some benefits. Apparently, it is now safe for anti-American gang leader and Iranian agent Muqtada Sadr to return to Iraq and preach an anti-American sermon

Influential cleric Muqtada Sadr resurfaced today after months in hiding and delivered a fiery sermon in this Shiite Muslim holy city in which he reiterated his demand for the swift departure of U.S. forces.

The U.S. military, meanwhile, announced the deaths of six more soldiers.

Sadr’s return to a public stage comes at a time when the radical cleric has been building his national profile, capitalizing on the political impasse gripping Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s government.

Aides report that Sadr has reached out to Sunni leaders in recent months and purged extremist elements within his own ranks. Last month, he pulled his six ministers out of Maliki’s coalition cabinet, but did not withdraw his 30 legislators from the governing Shiite bloc.

The Iraq War surge, making Iraq safe for Iran.

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