Mark this date well because not only has Muqtada al-Sadr by reason of the Spirit Of Iniquity beat back the government forces, he will gain ever more political power when the election are done.
The protests showed Mr. Sadr’s ability to shape events in Iraq at a perilous time.
Low oil prices have gutted Iraq’s economy and Islamic State controls about a fourth of its territory. And for nearly a month, amid chair throwing and fist fights, Iraq’s parliament has failed to put enough lawmakers on the floor to vote on a new cabinet.
Iraq Protesters Leave Baghdad Green Zone on Cleric’s Order