Sadr has led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to distance himself from Iran.
Dozens of people incurred injuries from tear gas and live fire, witnesses said
Supporters of a prominent Shi'ite cleric are demanding government reform.
"The war in Iraq will soon belong to history," proclaimed President Obama as he marked the occasion of bringing the last troops home. But while the military chapter of that disastrous undertaking might belong to history, its consequences belong very much to the present.
In today's parlance, Iraq looks like a war that was brought to us by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent, and attempting to further some ill-defined geopolitical goal of the 1 percent.
"It’s part of a quasi-Cold War mentality: they want forward bases in the struggle with Iran, so they are looking to Iraq
Are we in a position to engage in a war with China? Not as long as we continue to be mired in the war in Afghanistan and have a substantial military presence in Iraq and rely on Pakistan.
After months of pressuring Iraqis to form a new government quickly, the U.S. is now urging them to slow down rather than
While combat operations may be coming to an end in Iraq, the political three-way chess match between Iraq, Iran and the United States may be just beginning.