May 14, 2008
CAUSED BY MALIKI, CURED BY SADR:
A shaky truce takes hold in Sadr City (Associated Press, May 14, 2008)
Army Lt. Col. Steven Stover, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said Tuesday that the Sadr City fighting was caused by "special groups," Shiite factions that have broken with cleric Muqtada Sadr. Many are said by the U.S. military to have been trained and armed by Iranian forces. Iran denies the allegations.
Nevertheless, pro-Sadr clerics negotiated the new cease-fire, and one said Tuesday that it was taking hold and would be enforced.
Thus speaketh the law in Sadr City. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 14, 2008 11:44 AM