Does he want it, or fear it?
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized state-run television Saturday to denounce the Iraqi government, label Sunnis "terrorists" and issue a call to arms. The broadcast, emanating from the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City included three members of al-Sadr's parliamentary bloc, who took questions from outraged residents demanding revenge for a series of car bombings that killed some 200 people Thursday. (McClatchy)
"This is live and, God willing, everyone will hear me: We are not interested in sidewalks, water services or anything else. We want safety," an unidentified Sadr City resident said as the televised crowd cheered. "We want the officials. They say there is no sectarian war. No, it is sectarian war, and that's the truth."