“Early in April 2003, the CIA flew [Shi’ite cleric Majid] al-Khoei to Iraq and escorted him to his native city of Najaf. A few days after his arrival [April 10, 2003], he was hacked to death by a mob with the apparent complicity or even encouragement of a younger and then relatively unknown [radical Shi’ite] cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr.” [Editor’s note: the author dated al-Khoei’s return to Iraq as early April 2006.]

 – Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld, Page 187