BAGHDAD -- A powerful Iranian-backed Shiite bloc put forward its own candidate for prime minister Friday The INA, which includes followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, vehemently opposes al-Maliki staying on as prime minister primarily because Al-Maliki jailed thousands of al-Sadr supporters during U.S.-Iraqi bruising offensives in al-Sadr's strongholds of Basra and Baghdad's Sadr City. Shiite bloc names new candidate for Iraqi PM - World AP - MiamiHerald.com BAGHDAD A powerful Shiite cleric in Iraq has warned the country's security forces against working with the remaining American troops in the country. Shiite cleric warns Iraqis against working with US - Yahoo! News Shiite bloc names new candidate for Iraqi PM BAGHDAD A powerful Iranian-backed Shiite bloc put forward its own candidate for prime minister Friday, further complicating Iraq's fractured political scene as the country stumbled into month six without a new government. Shiite bloc names new candidate for Iraqi PM - Yahoo! News This is what Democrats have been trying to explain to Republicans. The American right wing doesn't understand why Islam being written into the Iraqi constitution as the "national religion" is a mistake or why they can't base all their legislation on Islam. After all, they want to do that here in this country with "Christianity". All the rhetoric about how we "won" in Iraq. This is winning? All their women, which is MORE than half their population are now enslaved. They hate our guts when only Saddam did before. We have created another Iran. This has bankrupted our country, killed our youth and all to create a brand new enemy. It's not like Iraqis hating us is a secret. If American conservatives could be so disastrously and tragically wrong about Iraq, what else are they wrong about? In fact, the question could be, "What have they gotten right?"