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*Let us support a peaceful - and successful - movement of the Iraqi people*
Three main issues can be noted.
One- Iraq wants and needs a leader untainted by suspected foreign patronage.
Two - The government apparatus needs to be cleansed of corruption.
Three - Iraq needs a secular government. Cooperation between Shiite and Sunni forces can be a step in the right direction.
Despite his erratic and sometime contradictory policies, Mr. Sadr may yet be the person to lead this movement. Regardless of whether or not his resignation is final, however, it is hoped that the movement behind the three goals above will carry on. The loss of his charisma will be keenly felt but in time this movement will create another.
The progressive forces of the world are solidly behind this movement and fervently hope it will return to a peaceful trajectory.