“Al Sadr warns Bush on poll interference,” Gulf Daily News, http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=101899&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27301, 15 January 2005.
Muqtada al-Sadr continues his cries for democracy in Iraq:
BAGHDAD: Radical Iraqi leader Moqtada Al Sadr yesterday urged US President George W Bush and Iraq’s neighbours not to interfere with the January 30 general elections.
“This affair is none of your business,” the young Shi’ite leader said, addressing Bush in a Friday sermon read by one of his representatives at a mosque in his Baghdad stronghold of Sadr City.
“I call on all neighboring and non-neighboring countries, occupiers and non-occupiers, not to meddle in the country’s internal affairs, including the elections,” he said.
The obvious subtext is tht he wants other nations not to interfere in Iraq’s elections. Syria and Saudi oil millionaires are already interfering by supporting the terrorists. Some in Washington want to interfere by giving the Sunnis more seats than the actually win, in an attempt to buy-off the murderers. (Or more politely, “co-opt” them.)
Iraq’s future is Shia-Kurdish. A free election will reflect that. Long live the free Iraq!