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The Real Muqtada al-Sadr

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The Real Muqtada al-Sadr

Iraq

The Real Muqtada al-Sadr

The Real Muqtada al-Sadr

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Radical Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr's armed militias hold bloody reign over Sadr City in Baghdad. Might he one day rule Iraq? Journalist Patrick Cockburn says that it's a plausible idea and breaks down why he's so influential.