Prime Minister Jafaari in Najaf, Pan-islamic coalition?
Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al jafari has been in Najaf, meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and Moqtada al-Sadr. In a joint press sonference with Sadr, he welcomed the high Sunni turnout in the elections, and told the sunni's that 'your brothers in Najaf, Karbala and Hilla have long waited to work with you'. A huge crowd turned out to welcome him, which disproves the idea that some have of Iraq being so dangerous that no politician can venture out of the Green Zone. Yes, Baghdad is dangerous but the south has been relatively peaceful, as has the north.
Look above at the picture of the Prime Minister in Najaf. See any shoes flying his way? any rocks? Does this look like it has been staged like so many of Allawi's photo-ops?
THIS is our leader. THIS is the man we trust, and we beg the West to understand that the freedom they claim to have given us must be respected. If you try to force Allawi onto the People we WILL NOT accept it. Iraqis will decide on the future of Iraq and no one else, and if we make a mess of it then thats our problem, not anyone elses.
Hopefully if the Prime Minister can secure some sort of alliance with the sunni's of Iraq then it may pave the way for a Pan-islamic coalition, and could pull Iraq back from the brink of Civil war. We hope that this is the case.