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Submitted by E. R. Anders (United States), Apr 20, 2008 at 08:18

Interesting discussion, but what needs to be done now with Muqtada al-Sadr should he cause an uprising against the Iraq government, as he threatens to do? It seems he is being treated, in some respects, like the late Yasser Arrafat, and very much for the same reasons (i.e., political). That said, if he can not be called upon to control his forces then military action against his followers, fighters and supporters should be a foremost option in any future plans to pacify the Sadr City district of Baghdad, and in Basrah.

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