Condi Mocks Mookie

And this has really pissed of the usual subjects (check Memeorandum)

BAGHDAD —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a coward on Sunday, hours after the radical leader threatened to declare war unless U.S. and Iraqi forces end a military crackdown on his followers.

Rice, in the Iraqi capital to tout security gains and what she calls an emerging political consensus, said al-Sadr is content to issue threats and edicts from the safety of Iran, where he is studying. Al-Sadr heads an unruly militia that was the main target of an Iraqi government assault in the oil-rich city of Basra last month, and his future role as a spoiler is an open question.

“I know he’s sitting in Iran,” Rice said dismissively, when asked about al-Sadr’s latest threat to lift a self-imposed cease-fire with government and U.S. forces. “I guess it’s all-out war for anybody but him,” Rice said. “I guess that’s the message; his followers can go too their deaths and he’s in Iran.”

Tear him down, Condi!

Blue Girl, Red State:

The schoolyard taunt doesn’t work when you consider that Sadr is not a military man in any way, shape or form–he is a religious figure, a cleric. He is a spiritual leader and organizer, and his followers do not follow him because he risks death. They follow him because they have a far more sophisticated view of who is a leader and who is not a leader than anyone in the Bush Administration can fathom right now.

I mean, really. How fucking stupid can you be?

Well, I just read your post that seems to be supporting Mookie over our own Sec. State, so, you tell me.

Comments From Left Field:

So, I’m not saying we have to suck up to Muqtada, but maybe, just maybe, we might want to be a little careful about insulting him, yes?  Unless of course actual stabilization and peace in Iraq really aren’t the goals, in which case, by all means, go ahead.

Yes, because we wouldn’t want to insult people fighting against us, ya know!

Firedoglake

Less than 24 hours after Moqtada Al Sadr issued his final warning that “open war” will be the result of continued attacks on the people of Iraq and that occupation without end will not be tolerated, Condi Rice flew into Baghdad for a little rendezvous in the Green Zone. And like her bully boss, George, she substituted taunts for efforts to bring the bloodshed to an end:

Is FDL suggesting we kill or capture Mookie? Good for them!

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