Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr crawled out from under his rock for the first time in several months just long enough to churn out a message of hate and spew his anti-American and anti-Israeli brand of Islamo fascist idiocy to about 6,000 fanatical followers in the Shiite city of Kufa. Of course this is just my personal opinion, but it’s really a shame that al-Sadr’s speech was not interrupted by a well placed sniper’s bullet.

Al-Sadr is without a doubt one of the most dangerous individuals in Iraq. With thousands of followers and financial backing from the Iranian and Syrian governments, he will continue to incite violence and sponsor terrorist activities until he too makes his way to the hereafter. Until the Iraqi government and coalition forces realize that eliminating the leaders of the militias and death squads that roam the streets of Iraq is absolutely essential to victory in Iraq, there is no chance for peace in the region.

See also Texas Fred on al-Sadr.