Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Sadr will fight to "last drop of blood"??

Yeah right

NAJAF Firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr said on Thursday he was prepared to meet an Iranian delegation in Najaf as he embraced mediation efforts to avert a showdown with US troops massed outside the holy city.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/99963/1/.html

but then

NAJAF Firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr said on Thursday he was prepared to meet an Iranian delegation in Najaf as he embraced mediation efforts to avert a showdown with US troops massed outside the holy city.http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-4-2004_pg4_9

Later heard to remark to head thug - "over my dead body will I shed every drop of my blood for these peasants, maybe theirs by God Inshalla hatass ( Arabic for you gotta be shittin me)

(hat tip forgotten will advise)