An Iranian diplomat has been shot dead in Baghdad while apparently trying to broker an end to the Sadr Revolt. No doubt the reason for his killing makes sense to somebody, somewhere …
I wonder if it wasn’t an Iraqi who didn’t want to let Iran get involved in picking the government for Iraq. I don’t find it implausible that are a few Iraqis, here and there, that might still be a tad bit bitter about the whole war thing.
Alternatively,if it looked like the negotiations were going to fail anyway, why wouldn’t Al-Sadr have the diplomat whacked in order to blame it on the Americans or provide an excuse for the failure?