March 6, 2008

Al-Sadr On The Ropes

The task of political reconciliation in Iraq may have just received a significant boost. This from the MEMRI blog (via Dr. Sanity)

Shi'ite cleric and leader Muqtada Al-Sadr was secretly transferred a few days ago from Iraq to Iran for hospitalization as he was comatose.

It was reported that his illness resulted from food poisoning.

Al-Sadr is being treated by Iranian specialists, as well as by Russian doctors brought in to help the Iranian medical staff treat him.

Source: Al-Siyassa, Kuwait, March 3, 2008

I guess it makes sense that Russian doctors know a few things about food poisoning.

Posted by dan at March 6, 2008 9:30 PM