Political Realist comments.
That the Anti-Imperialism, in the Islamic World, should embrace leaders like Moqtada al-Sadr, should come as no surprise. That the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have ended in ignominious defeat, for an America, now utterly disenchanted, with the lies of the Neo-Conservative political toxin, is also unsurprising. Especially after Trump, and a Pandemic that remains a frightening reality, coupled with a loss of faith in Science and its Institutions.
As informative as Chloe Cornish essay is, it follows the Party Line on Political Islam! To commit a Political Heresy : If Zionism is legitimate, then Political Islam is equally legitimate!
How surprising for Chloe Cornish to quote a writer/journalist on the actual ‘Left’ , no matter how brief… ‘Patrick Cockburn, author of Moqtada al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq.’.
Like all politicians Moqtada al-Sadr seeks to grow and institutionalize his political power! That seem axiomatic …