Um, Wasn’t The Surge Supposed To End This Type Of Action?

Maliki orders US forces to free an aide to Muqtada al Sadr.

U.S. forces have released a senior aide to Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on the orders of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday.

Ahmed Shibani, who had been held for more than a year, is a senior aide to Sadr, a radical anti-American cleric who is also the leader of the Mehdi Army militia which Washington recently called the greatest threat to security in     Iraq. Sadr’s political movement is an important part of the coalition government and holds several ministries.

“(Shibani) has been released this afternoon on the orders of Prime Minister Maliki,” an official in the prime minister’s office told Reuters.

Hat-tip to P. O’Neill.

2 thoughts on “Um, Wasn’t The Surge Supposed To End This Type Of Action?

  1. Robert Earle says:

    Would it not be the case that Rush and O’Reilly and Hannity et al. would go absolutely ape-shit if US foreces were to act “on the orders” of a the leader of a foreign country if there were a Democratic President?
    Oh, but IOKIYAR

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  2. pansypoo says:

    well now, that should calm the civil war.
    not

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