Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Anti-U.S. cleric suspends his militia in Iraq

You can only get your ass kicked for so long.

Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered a suspension of his Mehdi Army militia for up to six months for restructuring, a senior aide said Wednesday.

Now we get to see just how much control al-Sadr actually has over his militia. Call me skeptical but I have a feeling that some of those lunatics are just a tad bit too bloodthirsty to stop their extra-curricular activities.

The move follows battles in Karbala and other cities between the Mehdi Army and Badr Organization, the armed wing of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq -- hostilities that left more than 50 people dead and scores injured.

The more I think about it the more I think that this "civil war" in Iraq is needed. If you really think about it, almost all nations true freedom had a revolution of some sort. Perhaps the Iraq invasion was simply a kick start to that process.


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