Thursday, January 12, 2006

Saudi King meets with al-Sadr

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has met radical Iraqi leader Muqtada al-Sadr in the firebrand Iraqi cleric’s first major appearance on the regional scene, Saudi media and Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

State-run Saudi TV showed the U.S.-allied monarch receiving the black bearded, anti-American al-Sadr at a reception held for Muslim dignitaries for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Read more here

From wanted 'dead or alive' to international statesman , this anti American , pro Iranian religious leader of the militant Sadr Army is certainly making his mark on the world stage.

This I am sure will be of little comfort to the families of US soldiers killed by his militia , but of course he is now untouchable and could end up being worse for the world and the Iraqi people (or at least as bad) as Saddam was .


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