Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, May 02, 2003

Shia leaders in Najaf are rejecting Iranian influence.

"Our relations with Iran will be like with any neighboring country," said Sheik Adel Najm al-Saedi, Manwan's husband. "Of course the special bond of Shiites will connect us. But that is all."

"Times have changed," said 35-year-old Jalil Jawad Fatlawi, preaching at Sheik al-Ansari Mosque. "There's too much politics here. A lot of parties have come here from the outside, including Iran and the West.

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