One of three tentacles
Iraq the Model writes at Pajamas Media about the return of Moqtada al-Sadr to Iraq and the efforts of Maliki to counteract his influence. "Sadr is not simply an outlaw; he represents Iran’s project in Iraq just like Hamas and Nasrallah represent it in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. These are the three arms of Iran in the Middle East that have worked consistently to ruin every emerging democratic project. And these arms must be cut off sooner rather than later."