Iraq is fucked up, here's why, I must say that Patrick Cockburn is go(o)d.
As you know, Qaddo's milita is having a tough time is Basra, habibi, al-Maliki himself is over there, habibi, but is this any different really, habibi? Qaddo told Maliki to "leave Basrah, habibi". So far I haven't read something which explains to me what exactly caused this violation of the trumpeted ingenious ceasefire, but I guess it's not important, habibi, those intra-Shi'i clashes haven't needed much of a concrete reason in the past, and I don't believe it's going to end up any different than the previous Sadr-Badr confrontations in Karbala', Diwaniya or Amara. Some fragile truce is going to be negotiated and Hojjatolislam Muqtada al-Sadr would be heralded as the indomitable safety valve of our country, habibi.