Thursday, November 20, 2003

Key Shiites soften tone toward US |

Key Shiites soften tone toward US | "The US soldiers who recently arrested members of Mr. Sadr's paramilitary army are still 'occupiers,' he says. But Iraqi supporters of the young sheikh - who rose to the world stage in July, calling for an Iranian-style theocracy - have taken note of his softer tone. The cleric who once called the Americans 'infidels' says he is now ready to work with them, spelling hope for the US-led coalition as it looks to transition to Iraqi rule. Last Friday, Sadr praised the American about-face that now favors a faster turnover of authority to the Iraqi people."

Good news, good article. From the ever-suffering Agonist.

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