We should have killed this slob when we had the chance. I honestly don't know who is filthier, Sadr or these seditious slobs;
Mahdi Army leader's statement comes as tensions rise with Shiite militants in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Friday that Iraqis would not "sit by with folded hands" while Israel struck at Lebanon, signaling a possible increase in attacks from his mercurial militia, the Mahdi Army.
In a written statement, al-Sadr also said he considered the United States culpable in the conflict unfolding in Lebanon, since America is the largest foreign ally of Israel.
Al-Sadr's statement was issued at a time of rising tensions between the U.S. military and the Mahdi Army, with U.S. forces carrying out raids against Mahdi hideouts and arresting senior leaders.
U.S. commanders have strongly denounced militias in recent days and have pledged to try to curtail the militias' death squads, which they say are feeding the spiraling cycles of sectarian violence. Many Sunni Arabs blame the al-Sadr militia for abductions and killings, including an episode last Sunday in which militiamen seized up to dozens of Sunni Arabs from homes and cars in the Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad and shot them in the head.
"Eyes are shedding tears, and the heart feels pain and sadness for our people in Lebanon due to the bombing, terror and clear aggression that the Zionist enemy conducts and that is shielded by a number of countries, including the United States," al-Sadr said in the statement.