Fog Machine

Friday, August 20, 2004

Fighting in the Iraqi city of Najaf appeared to be reaching a resolution on Friday, after a tense standoff between U.S. forces and followers of the Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr. But two week's worth of headline coverage hardly made a dent in the prevailing image of Al-Sadr here at home - a renegade fanatic with motives unclear. Iraq expert Juan Cole speaks with OTM guest host Mike Pesca about the questions that aren't being asked by the Western press.

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