Friday, January 19, 2007

Let the Crackdown Continue

More evidence that Maliki might actually have meant it when he said he'd crack down on Sadr and other militias - or rather let the US crack down on them by removing their protection:

U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested a top aide to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday in Baghdad, an official in his office said.

Sheik Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji, al-Sadr’s media director in Baghdad, was captured in the eastern neighborhood of Baladiyat, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of security concerns.

The U.S. military said special Iraqi army forces captured a high-level, illegal armed group leader during a raid in eastern Baghdad, but it did not identify the detainee.
Let's hope we keep on getting them, and hopefully eventually get Sadr himself.

Reminder: this man is the devil: