Turn your calendar back to June 15, 2004:
Q Mr. President, you’ve referred to Muqtada al-Sadr as a thug, and your administration has promised to bring him to justice. Is it appropriate for the new interim Iraqi government to now welcome him into the political fold?
PRESIDENT BUSH: The interim Iraqi government will deal with al-Sadr in the way they see fit. That’s — they’re sovereign. When we say we transfer full sovereignty, we mean we transfer full sovereignty. And they will deal with him appropriately.
More empty promises from the man who said he would get Osama “dead or alive”.