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The One Iraqi Who Made Time's Top 100 List
Ricardo Sanchez Profiles Muqtada al-Sadr; Bush, Gates also Make List
05/03/2008 11:58 AM ET
The controversial one-time U.S.-led coalition commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, pens a brief profile of Moqtada al-Sadr for the new Time 100 list of the most influential people on the planet.

Sadr is the only Iraqi on the Time 100 list.

Here is the last graph of Sanchez's Sadr profile:

As a fierce opponent of what he calls "the American occupation," al-Sadr, 34, appeals to the poor Shi'ite masses and thereby controls the stability of southern Iraq. By turning up the level of violence at will, he is able to control the coalition war-fighting environment, disrupt Iraq's political progress and affect American public opinion. Today, as Iraq moves toward provincial elections, he is in a position to alter world events. He will inevitably continue as a major political power broker on the Iraq scene. But the die was cast in April 2004.
Here is Sanchez's full profile of Sadr.


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