http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hqE ... NKIXSAF-8Q
Richard S. wrote:[Sadr fighters disappear from Iraq's streets
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — Gun-toting fighters of hardline cleric Moqtada al-Sadr melted from the streets on Monday after days of fierce clashes with security forces as a curfew in Baghdad was lifted and eased in Basra.
After six days of intense fighting with security forces, Sadr on Sunday pulled his fighters off the streets, signalling an end to the firefights which have killed more than 320 people across Iraq.
What have to say now Devil?[/quote]
I have this to say Richard:
Baghdad's Green Zone attacked again By BRADLEY BROOKS, Associated Press Writer
46 minutes ago
BAGHDAD - The fortified Green Zone in Iraq's capital came under mortar or rocket attack again Monday, despite the call a day before from a radical Shiite cleric for his fighters to stand down.
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
And this to say:
Keeping our overstretched & tired army bogged down & easy targets on the streets of Bagdad seems a totaly ineffective & incredibly costly tactic against our Muslim enemy. We have tried this way for the last 5 years & our troops are still dying there. Why not try a different tactic?
Further opinion: A short term deal with Moqtada al-Sadr (even if it works) is meant to merely buy GW Bush enough time to slip out the back door & leave his Iraq mess to the next president, it does not represent long term Iraqi stability. It's their problem, let them
edit: I wonder (years from now when the truth comes out) how much of our tax money the Bush administration is paying Moqtada al-Sadr to be quiet until GW leaves office?