• Muqtada leads the only real mass movement in Iraq. It's a mass movement of the Shia, who are 60 percent of the population, and of poor Shia - and most Shia are poor. Otherwise the place is full of sort of self-declared leaders, many of whom spend most of their time outside Iraq.

    "Who Is Iraq’s 'Firebrand Cleric'?". Interview with Justin Elliott, March 31, 2008.