The River

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Great post from Jonathan Schwarz:

What No One In America Knows

There's something missing from this recent AP story:

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened Tuesday to lift a seven-month freeze on his Mahdi Army militia if the Iraqi government does not halt attacks on his followers or set a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

What's almost unknown in America is that al-Sadr isn't just demanding US withdrawal at the point of a gun. The Iraqis who want us to leave—ie, the great majority—have been trying to make it happen with words and the law for some time. They've followed all the rules of democracy and "won," but...we're still there.


Good reference, Bruce. I'm also feeling well informed these days by the blogger at Sic Semper Tyrannis. Highly recommend a visit if you don't read him already.
That link is supposed to be:
Sic Semper Tyrannis

Let's see if I get right this time
thanks, Frank. I have frequented that blog, although not lately. I think I first discovered it through Adored by Hordes. In fact, I thought Marc was posting there under an alias, but I was wrong. Then again, Marc could be a dog, so...
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