Well, I'm not sure I like the alternative any better. Sadr is now calling for active resistance.
BAGHDAD -- Calling the United States the "great evil," powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr on Sunday ordered his militiamen to redouble their effort to oppose American troops and argued that Iraq's army and police force should join him in defeating "your archenemy."To quote Saddam's state-sanctioned executioners: "MOQTADA! MOQTADA! MOQTADA!"
The cleric's verbal assault came as the U.S. military announced that 10 American soldiers were killed over the weekend, including six Sunday in attacks north and south of Baghdad. At least 69 Iraqis also were killed or found dead across Iraq.