Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Al-Sadr wants Blackwater out of Iraq

Shi'ite extremist leader Moqtada al-Sadr says he wants Blackwater USA to be withdrawn from Iraq.

The Iraqi government, he says, should nullify "this company's and all other intelligence and criminal companies' contracts."

Al-Sadr (pictured) has been responsible for terrorist attacks and killings of American personnel in Iraq and for much of the sectarian violence that is tearing the country apart.

The International Herald Tribune carries al-Sadr's comment in a September 18 story.

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