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A US Withdrawal Deal with Sadr?
time ^ | Aug. 08, 2008 | MARK KUKIS

Posted on 08/08/2008 6:12:50 PM PDT by flyfree

Shi'ite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr stepped back into Iraq's political fray Friday with an offer that (if genuine) Washington would be hard-pressed to refuse: Set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and the Mahdi Army will begin to disband. "The main reason for the armed resistance is the American military presence," said Sadr emissary Salah al-Ubaidi, who spoke to reporters in Najaf Friday. "If the American military begins to withdrawal, there will be no need for these armed groups."

Sadr in the past has vowed to expand the humanitarian work of his movement but promised to maintain fighters from his Mahdi Army militia, which has fought against both the Iraqi government and U.S. forces. Al-Ubaidi's remarks effectively offered the strongest assurances yet that the Mahdi Army is willing to stand down entirely in Iraq, if American military forces back away.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alsadr; bs; foreignpolicy; geopolitics; iran; iraq; islam; madhi; militia; mohammedanism; muqtada; sadr; shiite; timetable; troopwithdrawal

1 posted on 08/08/2008 6:12:51 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: SandRat; Allegra

ping


2 posted on 08/08/2008 6:13:24 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

He lies like a rug.


3 posted on 08/08/2008 6:15:11 PM PDT by stboz
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To: flyfree

I don’t thing the ganja weed he was smoking is halal...


4 posted on 08/08/2008 6:15:15 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: flyfree

Mooki is running scared and the BlameStreamMedia is trying to give him cover.


5 posted on 08/08/2008 6:16:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: stboz
Mookie is rushing to claim credit for something that's already happening and to turn defeat into victory.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

6 posted on 08/08/2008 6:16:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: flyfree

“I am the great and powerful oz”;)


7 posted on 08/08/2008 6:16:40 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: stboz

My feelings exactly—and who could TRUST him even if this were true? (which it isn’t)


8 posted on 08/08/2008 6:22:47 PM PDT by GWMcClintock (The last thing the US needs is B.O.!)
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To: flyfree
Thug-Sadr value has constantly been over-hyped by many (especially the MSM)......The reality is Sadr is offering nothing in reality.....he has no options......His JAM forces have had their as$es handed to them to the point they refuse to fight in most cases any longer....

Still....on the whole this is further good news and just another (of literally dozens and dozens) of signs of our victory in Iraq...

A victory that has been continually in process since 03....if we were willing to stay the course and keep taking the fight to our enemies (enemies of the new Iraq)...

9 posted on 08/08/2008 6:23:25 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: mdittmar

“I am the great and powerful oz”;)

...and I want to be Barack’s choice as Veep! lol


10 posted on 08/08/2008 6:24:01 PM PDT by GWMcClintock (The last thing the US needs is B.O.!)
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To: SandRat
Mooki is running scared and the BlameStreamMedia is trying to give him cover.

Precisely right.

11 posted on 08/08/2008 6:25:17 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: GWMcClintock
“I am the great and powerful oz”
...and I want to be Barack’s choice as Veep!

Their sense of self-importance would be evenly matched.

12 posted on 08/08/2008 6:28:16 PM PDT by niteowl77 (If you push too hard, you won't believe what happens next.)
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To: flyfree
Shi'ite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr stepped back into Iraq's political fray Friday with an offer that (if genuine) Washington would be hard-pressed to refuse: Set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and the Mahdi Army will begin to disband.

Right. Washington would be "hard-pressed to refuse" a chance to surrender to a man who has been defeated. This idiotic sentence says a great deal more about the mentality at TIME magazine than it does about Washington, Muqtada al-Sadr, or Iraq.

But then, the American MSM has been in the tank for al-Sadr almost as fervently as they have for Obama. They've declared Muqtada the winner of every battle he's lost, and greeted each of his frequent, parrot-like calls for American withdrawal with the sort of acclaim baboons reserve for the zoo-keeper at feeding time.
13 posted on 08/08/2008 6:29:28 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: flyfree

All he has to do is slow-walk this thing until November, and depending on what happens he may have won this whole thing.


14 posted on 08/08/2008 6:33:54 PM PDT by marron
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To: flyfree

If any one falls for this, I have a ‘58 Rambler for only $15,000.00. Better get before its gone.


15 posted on 08/08/2008 6:37:46 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: flyfree

D- in the creative writing categorey.


16 posted on 08/08/2008 6:47:35 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: flyfree
When we do decide to leave we better make Mookie a target of one of our Predator missiles.
17 posted on 08/08/2008 6:48:28 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: flyfree

This ruse of peace is the same trick they have played with the Israelis for decades. It never works out and it only allows them to consolidate their strength.


18 posted on 08/08/2008 6:58:14 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: flyfree

That wouldn’t be a deal Sadr. That would be cowardice and capitulation.


19 posted on 08/08/2008 7:02:18 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: flyfree

i don’t understand why he’s still alive.

his father was taken out.


20 posted on 08/08/2008 7:08:29 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: stboz

Exactly. Why in the world would be listen to this lying POS? He is a creature of Iran, pure and simple. Why he is still sucking air is a mystery to me.


21 posted on 08/08/2008 7:14:44 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: stboz
He lies like a rug.

He's commanded by the Koran to lie to the infidels, if it advances the greater glory of Islam, (or his own power).

22 posted on 08/08/2008 7:18:12 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: SandRat

YES.


23 posted on 08/08/2008 8:55:56 PM PDT by karnage
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Great post.


24 posted on 08/08/2008 8:56:43 PM PDT by karnage
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To: FreeReign

You got it right. I don’t know who is fuller with BS, Mookie the Fat or Time the Lefty?

When you are getting your balls handed to you in a bag, your offer of laying down your arms is an indication of just how bad a situation you are in.

Time magazine, like Orwell’s “1984”, has “being beaten means winning” and “winning means you need to retreat”.

Now wonder I don’t read that piece of toilet paper any more.


25 posted on 08/08/2008 9:20:23 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: flyfree
Mookie al Sadr - a man you can put your trust in on the strength of a handshake deal. .
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sure you can...honest!
26 posted on 08/08/2008 9:34:23 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out O)
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To: flyfree

What bs...oh, wait...it’s time magazine. Do they recall that the US Armed Forces and the Iraqi military just recently “disbanded” mooki’s militia by killing about half of them and sending him scurrying to iran?


27 posted on 08/08/2008 10:04:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: flyfree
Shi'ite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr stepped back into Iraq's political fray Friday with an offer that (if genuine) Washington would be hard-pressed to refuse: Set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and the Mahdi Army will begin to disband.

The stupidity of the media aka Democrats never fails to amaze me.

It's incredibly easy to refuse such a ridiculous offer...unless you're a coward or an idiot.

I swear, the media seems to love Mookie almost as much as they love Obama.

28 posted on 08/08/2008 11:47:51 PM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: flyfree

Destroy them until they disband on there own now. Sadr had his chance and we should have hung this Iranian puppet at Fallujah. This man is responsible for the death of hundreds of our men in Iraq.


29 posted on 08/09/2008 2:55:34 AM PDT by iThinkBig
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To: flyfree
Why is that thug still polluting our atmosphere?

Just do it...

30 posted on 08/09/2008 6:55:53 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: goldstategop

Ding, ding, ding...no more calls, we have a winner!
You left out that Time is taking the opportunity to make it look like the Bush Administration is negotiating with the terrorists/insurgents.


31 posted on 08/09/2008 7:34:09 AM PDT by Atchafalaya
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