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Old Mar 9th 2010, 02:58 PM
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Sadr has since the US invasion of Iraq been the ONLY leader that has consistently supported the idea of democracy and opposed theocracy.

As I've said all along, Sadr is the by far the most interesting fellow in Iraqi politics - and probably one of the most intelligent and successful. It is indeed quite likely that he will continue to dodge CIA assassins and outlive most of the contemporary crop of aspiring dictators.
Actually Sadr follows Grand Ayatollah Sistani, who has pushed democracy and elections since the US invasion. Sistani is often referred to as the most influential individual in Iraq.
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