I pulled this from: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2009/12/iraqi_troops_capture_1.php#ixzz0ZDcqpDPU
"Anti-American Shia leader Muqtada al Sadr during the summer of 2008 formed the Promise Day Brigade after he announced he would disband the Mahdi Army and formed a small, secretive military arm to fight Coalition forces in June."
So the guy who’s personal army that got its butt kicked in Fallujah in 2004 is forming a new army? Oh, first he is disbanding his OTHER army.
Political Islam is alive and well in Iraq.
* Personal note: The long war journal is one of the best sources I have found.