Muqtada al-Sadr Critical of Surge

And he expressed his criticism from “an unknown location”:

Az-Zaman reports that Muqtada al-Sadr made a statement from “an unknown location,” his first since speculations started regarding his whereabouts. Muqtada’s letter was read by a representative to thousands of Sadrist supporters in Baghdad. From his hideout (which some still think is in Iran) al-Sadr made the first direct attack on the security plan by a high-ranking Sadrist official, he criticized that the plan was executed by American forces, which he termed “the enemy.” The Shi’a leader also called for an “Iraqi strategy,” that is “neither sectarian not authoritarian.” Finally, he called on his supporters to “distance themselves” from the security plan, “which is controlled by our occupying enemies.”

I guess being forced to retreat to another country kind of put a crimp on things.

Hat tip: Instapundit

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