Rice Calls Sadr A "Coward"; Echoes Bush's "Bring'em On"


Sitting bravely behind concrete walls while visiting Iraq this weekend, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose to channel her boss (circa 2003) by responding to Muqtada al-Sadr's latest threat with an official "taunt" from the U.S. government:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a coward on Sunday, hours after the radical leader threatened to declare war unless U.S. and Iraqi forces end a military crackdown on his followers. ...(read on)

VetVoice's' Brandon Friedman goes on to explain that this "actually provides a huge piece of propaganda for Sadr, who can now use it as a rallying point for his followers who will view this as a challenge to their honor," and just when the surge was beginning to work so well.

Spencer Ackerman has more.


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