New Sunni-Shiite Political Grouping
Several readers asked me what I thought of the al-Jazeerah article about the formation of a new pan-Iraqi, Pan-Islamic group that will work to end US occupation and refuses to recognize the Interim Governing Council or any government appointed by the US. My answer is that so far this is 500 persons, and we don’t know yet whether it is significant. There are already 50 political parties in Iraq, most of which are obscure to the American audience. This is one more. We’ll see if it amounts to anything.
One thing the conference showed was that even though Muqtada has lost support among Shiites he has gained support from some Sunnis.