Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Don't look now, but there's a lot of tension in Basra. What isn't clear from Cole's account is why Muqtada Sadr moved against the British, if he in fact did so and this was just a British error or the act of a few renegades. Is he trying to get more control in the south? Is it a propaganda boost to show him resisting the occupation? The latter he probably doesn't need given his anti-constitution activities. Anyway, here is his statement.