Muqtada al-Sadr or The Bomb
For most Americans the fear in the Middle East is the Iranian bomb. However, the as important threat is the Iranian influence in the region after the U S leaves Iraq. Iran will be the most important player in the region.
Muqtada al-Sadr has returned after supposedly working on his religious credentials to become an Ayatollah. His reappearance from Iran is not a mere coincidence as Iraq forms a new government and the U S prepares to leave.