from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant of the genus Ziziphus (Z. lotus); -- so called by the Arabs of Barbary, who use its berries for food. See lotus (b).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lote-bush, Zizyphus Lotus. See lotus-tree, 1.


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  • Perhaps because the inevitable conclusion of doing so, that sadr is obviously feeling the pinch of the surge, is too terrible for yglesias to bear.

    Matthew Yglesias » Muqtada’s Shift

  • The biggest service that our governments could do for the whole world would be to kill all the imams, ayatollahs, and other 'leaders' of the religion of peace. if people like moqtada al sadr had been put out of our misery in 2005 then thousands of people would still be alive today.

    Gays are tortured and then killed in Iraq....

  • The slow witted yglesias notes sadr squealing like a pig and fails to ponder just why this is.

    Matthew Yglesias » Muqtada’s Shift

  • It is in the nature of clientelism, I think, that local actors must be able to represent themselves as having some freedom of manoeuvre - their local credibility demands it. my piece says nothing about the thug Dahlan, of course, and the brief reference to malaki's move against sadr is prefaced: "Realities in Iraq are quite different than in Lebanon."

    Sunday, May 25, 2008

  • Iraqi cleric muqtada al sadr slammed the U.S. and Defense Secretary robert Gates.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2008

  • His comments were in response toa reference Gates made suggesting that al sadr refuses to work within iraq's political process.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2008

  • This week in Iraq, 19 U.S. troops have been killed, many of them in clashes to militiamen loyal to al sadr.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2008

  • The fighting between Iraqi forces and militants linked to Maqtada Al sadr are raging for a second day as well and Iraq's Prime Minister has issued a 72-hour deadline to those militants to surrender.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2008

  • So far US has had an uneasy truce with Al-sadr, something that US is no longer interested in.

    Saddam's Execution and the coming Campaign in Baghdad

  • I would caution against leaving tanks, Bradleys and Strykers for al sadr and his militia though.

    "In the grand Althouse plan, keeping everybody humble..."


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