02 May 2009

Sadr's Back! Rest of the World Could Care Less

A long, long time ago (2008), any half-assed proclamation from Moqtada Al-Sadr whipping up his Mahdi Army would have been big news from the media. But after the Mahdi Army was crushed militarily and his political apparatus lost bad in the provincial elections, Sadr has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the Middle East. I saw a quick post from Gateway Pundit noting that Sadr was going to chat with Turkey's Prime Minister and President, but the only media outlet I could find with any interest was AFP. It's kind of like if Crystal Pepsi got re-introduced into the market, nobody gives a shit, which is rational because he's powerless. Here's Sadr being portrayed by John Malkovich:


subrookie said...

That movie was much better when I was drunk.