Sunday, November 27, 2005

The 400-pound Turbaned Gorilla Weighs In…

"It’s official: a source close to Sistani’s “political office” has confirmed to me in a phone interview from Baghdad this afternoon that Muhammad Ridha Sistani, the Grand Ayatollah’s son, has been putting out the word that the faithful should vote for the United Iraqi Alliance list no. 555.

His exact message—delivered over the course of last week to Sistani’s representatives across Iraq—was “tell the people to vote for Islamist lists, and then tell them not to vote for small or marginal lists, to forestall the fragmentation or dissipation of the Shia votes.”"
The Talisman gate
I think this is the second time I hear this, I believe the first was Cole but I could be wrong. but I heard it somewhere. What ever happened to staying out of politics and having all parties run on an even playing field? My ayatollah meter is quickly turning south.


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