"I believe that the Mahdi Army continues to pose a threat," ..... "I believe al-Sadr has to be taken out."
Sen. John McCain
Al-Sadr, 33, comes from one of Iraq's most prominent religious families. He's the fourth son of Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, one of the country's top religious leaders. The senior al-Sadr was gunned down along with two of his sons in 1999, allegedly by Saddam Hussein's henchmen.