Sunday, April 15, 2007

Muqtada quitting Iraqi govt?

Image by Cox and Forkum

The political movement of fiery Iraqi Shi'ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr said on Sunday it would pull out from the government on Monday to press its demand for a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal. Officials from the movement, which holds six ministries and a quarter of the parliamentary seats in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite Alliance, said the formal announcement would be made on Monday at a news conference.

He's pulled this stunt before.

The Sadrists ended a two-month boycott of parliament in January after pulling out in protest over the timetable issue and a meeting between Maliki and Bush. They returned after a deal was brokered.

And he's still hiding like a sissyboy.
The U.S. military says Sadr is in hiding in Iran, but the cleric's aides insist he is still in Iraq.