Sistani On Blackwater

The Shiite power-broker vents:

"The foreign security companies working in Iraq belittle innocent Iraqi citizens. The occupying forces do the same in some of their operations, adding to the criminal acts of the takfiris [Sunni militants]."

Here's a reminder of how clued in our commander-in-chief has been on the subject:

(Hat tip: Juan Cole and Greg Djerejian.)