Muhanad Mohammed, Reuters: 'Anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Thursday to protest against any possible U.S. military intervention in Libya, saying the United States installed Gaddafi and now wants to remove him.
Sadr accused Washington and western nations of planting agents in Arab states and supporting dictatorships, then intervening in the name of democracy and claiming to liberate Arabs, citing the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
"U.S. tricks do not deceive us any more. We were and still are standing against any intervention from the state of evil, America, in countries' affairs," Sadr said in a statement.
"I hope the Arab people, and especially those in Iraq, will show their rejection (for U.S. intervention in Libya) through peaceful protests this coming Friday." '