Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a coward on Sunday, hours after the radical leader threatened to declare war unless U.S. and Iraqi forces end a military crackdown on his followers.
"I know he’s sitting in Iran," Rice said dismissively, when asked about al-Sadr’s latest threat to lift a self-imposed cease-fire with government and U.S. forces. "I guess it’s all-out war for anybody but him," Rice said. "I guess that’s the message; his followers can go to their deaths and he’s in Iran."
Oh, snap! You heard that?! Condi is calling Sadr out for not having the balls to put his skin in the fight!
Of course, the problem with that diss is one can easily imagine it another way.
"I know he’s sitting in [Crawford, Wyoming, Washington, D.C., Knoxville, TN, the offices of the Weekly Standard/National Review/Regnery]. I guess it’s all-out war for anybody but him. I guess that’s his message; our soldiers can go to their deaths in [Afghanistan, Iraq] but he’s in [Crawford, Wyoming, etc., etc., ... his mother's basement eating Cheetos.]
Thanks a lot Condi. Now that you’ve lumped people like Jonah Goldberg and Instapundit in with al-Sadr, they’ll become even more convinced that they’re stalwart Churchills fighting Islamoliberalfascism from their keyboards.
Oh well — more material for Glennzilla.