Don't let the door hit you in the ass

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
On your way out.

That is what we should be saying to Sadr who has run away to Iran.

From Captains Quarters:

Well, so much for the whole 72 virgins thing and the radical Islamist desire to die in martyrdom:

The story tonight in Iraq is not the arrival of more U.S. troops, but the departure of one of the country's most powerful men, Moqtada al Sadr and members of his army.

According to senior military officials al Sadr left Baghdad two to three weeks ago, and fled to Tehran, Iran, where he has family.

Al Sadr commands the Mahdi Army, one of the most formidable insurgent militias in Iraq, and his move coincides with the announced U.S. troop surge in Baghdad.

Sources believe al Sadr is worried about an increase of 20,000 U.S. troops in the Iraqi capital. One official told ABC News' Martha Raddatz, "He is scared he will get a JDAM [bomb] dropped on his house."
{surely not ed.}
Sources say some of the Mahdi army leadership went with al Sadr.

This couldn't have come at a better time. Congress has tied itself in knots trying to opine on what a disaster the surge will be, and before they can vote on a resolution scolding George Bush for wasting resources, he's already chased one of the worst actors out of Baghdad. Nancy Pelosi will be holding a debate to disapprove of a strategy that has already demonstrated success.

Keep your fingers crossed. I am sure that the Democrats are concerned that after investing so much political capitol in defeat, this might signal an improvement in Iraq. I don't know about you guys, but I don't think Pelosi and the gang really want us to win this thing.


lurker said...

If he did indeed fled to Iran, will he incorporate his army with Iran's "army"?

Also, I did read that Iraq decides to close its borders to both Iran and Syria for 72 hours. I hope they decide to make it longer term or indefinite.

Al-Maliki may still let Sadr back in later, especially if we pull our troops out of Iraq.

Can't stand that Murtha pursuing a resolution to adopt a troop "slow bleed".

Let's hope Senate Republicans still have enough gut to reject Murtha's resolution. But this resolution will help the democrats lose the majority in '08.

terrye said...

I agree. On Sadr, I doubt if he will join an Iranian army. He was in Iran before the invasion. He might just go back to being what he was. Way too soon to tell.