"Iraq was put under occupation, which was an idiot decision," Mahdi told the World Economic Forum in Davos.GOI: Puhshaw!! You know what Cheney would say to him? "Hogwash" (just ask Wolf Blitzer).
What does Mahdi know anyway? He's only the Iraqi second in command. We have the "decision maker" after all. He knows what's best for everyone. I mean, yeah, we want them to take the lead but not really. Obviously we proved that by sending in more American troops to escalate said occupation and the overall war.
"Mahdi's party, the powerful Shi'ite Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, was one of the exiled opposition parties consulted by Washington as it planned the invasion," Reuters notes.
GOI: This is classic conservative black and white thinking. They were looking only at the Sunni as the problem and not seeing the potential problems in throwing all their eggs in the basket of a radical religious Shia party. It was a lopsided approach and helped tilt the playing field that led to the slide into sectarian distrust, sporadic violence and now outright civil war.
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