The Right Coast

May 04, 2004
Shiite Leaders to the Rescue?
By Mike Rappaport

Not all of the news from Iraq is bad. In fact, this development of the Shiites leaders strongly criticizing al-Sadr seems quite important. If the Shiites leaders are in favor of "a renunciation of violence and a return to negotiations," then that is strong base from which to start building some kind of democracy.