Skip to comments.Leave Iraq, Sadr tells "Antichrist" Bush
Posted on 05/01/2007 8:18:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The powerful Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr called President George W. Bush the Antichrist on Saturday and urged him to heed calls by the opposition Democrats to withdraw from the chaos of Iraq.
In fresh violence on Saturday, 14 people were killed and 39 others were wounded in a suicide car bombing in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala south of Baghdad, a hospital said. A Reuters witness said he saw tens of casualties.
Sadr, whose ministers quit Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government this month, renewed his demand for a U.S. pullout a day after Bush pledged to veto legislation that would require U.S. troops to begin leaving Iraq by October 1.
Calling Bush "the greatest evil," Sadr said in a letter read out by a Sadrist MP in parliament that an eventual U.S. pullout would be a "victory for the Iraqi people."
"Here are the Democrats demanding that you withdraw at least with a timetable and you are stubborn against them," said Sadr, whose Mehdi Army militia fought two uprisings against U.S. forces in 2004.
"You are like the one-eyed Antichrist. You look with one eye and refuse to look with the other," he told Bush.
Maliki, under pressure from his Washington supporters to pass key power-sharing agreements to reconcile Iraq's warring communities, met a Democrat-led Congressional delegation in Baghdad on Saturday.
A statement from Maliki's office quoted him as telling the delegation that his government is committed "to building its armed forces and taking over the security portfolio all over Iraq in the quickest time."
Bush has refused to set any timetable for a withdrawal, calling it a "surrender date." More than 3,300 U.S. troops have been killed in the increasingly unpopular war since the invasion in 2003.
Defying the veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Congress this week approved a $124 billion war spending measure that would require U.S. combat troops to leave by March 31, 2008.
They have promised to send the bill to the White House on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of Bush declaring aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended" after Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003. The aircraft carrier was decorated with a large "Mission Accomplished" banner.
"SADDAM IS DEAD"
In Awja, the small town north of Baghdad where Saddam was born, young children gathered with men and women on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of the once-feared dictator, who was executed on December 30 for crimes against humanity.
"The children brought candles, but we didn't light them because Saddam is dead," said Faten Abdulkader, one of the children's supervisors, as flowers and banners were laid on Saddam's tomb in an extravagant, marble-floored mosque hall.
Four years after Saddam's ouster, Iraq has been riven by sectarian violence between majority Shi'ites and once-dominant Sunni Arabs that has killed tens of thousands of Iraqis and pitched the country close to all-out sectarian civil war.
A total of 27 bodies were found in different parts of the religiously mixed and volatile Iraqi city of Baquba on Saturday, including 15 that were handcuffed and with gunshot wounds to the head, police said.
Iraq has become the "central front of al Qaeda's global campaign," General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, told reporters in Washington on Thursday.
Sadr rallied tens of thousands of Iraqis in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf last month to protest against the presence of more than 140,000 U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
A firebrand cleric who draws large support from impoverished Shi'ites, Sadr ordered his six ministers to quit Maliki's cabinet in protest at the prime minister's refusal to set a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.
Sadr's Mehdi Army has been blamed for widespread killings of Sunni Arabs, but it but has kept a low profile during a 10-week-old, U.S.-backed security crackdown in Baghdad.
The crackdown is seen as a last-ditch attempt to impose order and buy time for political reform and reconciliation.
While quitting the government, Sadr has kept his 30-seat block in parliament, where analysts expect him to play the role of a spoiler.
He is going to have to be dealt with if there is to be any peace in Iraq. This is one of Bush’s mistakes in not taking him out earlier.
“You are like the one-eyed Antichrist. You look with one eye and refuse to look with the other,” he told Bush
Ok, this does not make sense..you can not be one eyed and have two eyes one not looking and the other looking.
Second thing if Bush is an anti-Christ wouldn’t he equivalent to mohammed, so should this guy be saying these things?
Sadr may well be the Antichrists right hand pig.
Dems will be voting Sadr-D, Iraq in 2008
Moqtada al-Sadr requires a custom loaded .308 with his name ingraved on it .
What is a muslim doing talking about “antiChrists”?
Kill Fat Boy. Now. Excuse me, it’s not right to say “kill him”. So just make him disappear, into the swamps.
But, This Stuff is PRICELESS for the conservative movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Imagine TV and video ads and You Tube movements using conservative film and video buffs inundating and saturating the airwaves with: ""This is what the enemies of America are saying," and, "this is what the Democrats are saying..............is there any difference?"" type of stuff.
Can you imagine what patriotic damage this would do?
I really believe that most of us are patriotic when you tug at the heart strings.
When are we going to kill this guy?
About three years ago.....if this war had been fought right.
Thanks to the treasonous Democrats, those that want to eliminate us have no fear.
That’s too rich, Sadr-sack calling ANYONE evil! Sadr-sack reminds me of a joke:
What’s the difference between a Masochist and a Sadist?
A Masochist says “Hurt me”
A Sadist says “No”