Sunday, September 03, 2006

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in despair

Telegraph | News | I no longer have power to save Iraq from civil war, warns Shia leader: "'I will not be a political leader any more,' he told aides. 'I am only happy to receive questions about religious matters.'"

As much as any other man in Iraq, it is Muqtada al-Sadr who has mobilized the popular base that has undermined the moderation espoused by Sistani.

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