Now, it appears we are about to go after Sadr City, proving I can sometimes still be surprised...
Not particularly comforting when you stop and think about the chances of "political negotiations" gaining "peaceful entry". What? Al Sadr's group is just going to let the Americans waltz in and set up shop? We don't take hints very well, do we? What with "key players" being "shot or intimidated."
Provide your own retort.
Mike at Born at the Crest of the Empire comments:
....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.
They never tire of spewing that bullshit, do they? I wouldn't call 4,000 "strong and flourishing." That may be a typo or a misquote. And then again, it may be exactly the kind of idiot logic we've come to expect. The Huntsville Times reports that Falluja has "well over" 350,000 people "and growing." I don't know what the real figure might be. Reports I've read say there were approximately 350,000 when we drove out most of them and tore it up. I read somewhere 36,000 out of its 50,000 homes were destroyed. I just don't know. But, here's another loose set of stats in light of a new British play:
Even so, I imagine it will play better in England than it would on this side of the pond.
P.P.S. While they may no longer be making headlines, those soldiers are still missing.
Update 5/25: Car bomb exploded at a funeral in Falluja.