Sistani’s fatwa

Juan Cole has translated Sistani’s fatwa on the “new” government. It sounds pretty harsh to me. He didn’t call for an uprising, but he might as well have:

1. Obtain a clear resolution from the United Nations Security Council on the return of complete sovereignty over their country to the Iraqis, unconstrained in any regard, whether political, economic, military, or security-related. Every effort must be made to efface all signs of occupation in every way.

“Complete sovereignty” is different from “limited sovereignty“, isn’t it?

Anyway, you can read the rest, but number one is clearly a large obstacle to the current Bushista plans, such as they are. It will be interesting to see how much they take Sistani’s views into account.