The Christian Science Monitor has an excellent profile of Moqtada al-Sadr today. It concludes by pointing out that al-Sadr’s main fight is with the mainstream Shiite leadership rather than the United States, further underscoring Richard Clarke’s argument this weekend that the real war being waged is an internecine battle within Islam rather than a battle between the west and Islam. (Not that I think that al-Sadr’s movement is in league with Salafist movements like al-Qaeda but rather that they are both factions opposed to moderation.)