Apparently, even the shit-talking murderers of American soldiers in Iraq are getting creeped out by the atrocities that Zarqawi is committing in their country. I mean ---gosh!--- almost all of the 100+ corpses Zarqawi racked up yesterday were innocent Iraqis! As the Washington Post puts it:
Friday's show of disgust ---expressed in mosques and, in Sadr's case, with fliers calling for cooperation with Iraqi police--- marked the first time anti-occupation clerics and fighters sided against violence associated with the insurgency, for which Zarqawi has increasingly asserted responsibility.
Come again?! The Mahdi Army are urging cooperation with the cops?! Jesus! Sadr really must be angling for an office job! Then again, there's still that hometown pride:
[...] a group of masked fighters in Fallujah stood before Reuters television cameras and read a statement insisting that the city's violent struggle against surrounding U.S. Marines is being carried out by Fallujans, not Zarqawi or other foreign fighters.
Hmmm. Interesting. Although it's hard for these brave Fallujans to claim that they're doing much "struggling" against Mother Green and Her Fighting Machine when all that's happened to them this past week is getting the holy shit blasted out of them. That's what they get for being a bunch of goddamned animals who are harboring Zarqawi in their toilet of a city.
Still, it must be a great disappointment to the anti-war Asshole Left to learn that their hero Muqi has definitely learned to get down on his knees for Uncle Sam and his shiny new Iraqi Government:
Sadr, whose Mahdi Army has fought U.S. troops in the Sadr City slum in eastern Baghdad and in Najaf, 90 miles to the south, ordered his followers to lay down their weapons and cooperate with Iraqi police in Sadr City to "deprive the terrorists and saboteurs of the chance to incite chaos and extreme lawlessness."
Yep. He's a politician alright. But he's really an unwanted wanted man.
Read it and weep, comrades.