Thursday, February 15, 2007

Deep Shiite

So, Muqta al-Sadr is conferring with his mentors in Iran. Is anyone really surprised? It's natural that he would be touching base with his allies, making sure that the supply lines stay open.

Despite the official denials from Iran, which are quite plausible, it's the mullahs that run the country. If the mullahs say that al-Sadr is to be armed, it happens, with or without any government paperwork.

Expect to see redoubled efforts in Washington, aimed at evacuating, retreating, withdrawing our troops from Iraq. The last thing that Americans want is a war with a country where every last man, woman, and child would pick up arms to defend their country. It might make us look bad.

2 comments:

Kasia said...

Indeed.

Reminds me of a song I once heard:

"If you ain't Muslim you ain't Shiite, I can tell you, man, it's true
"Just like C=2 pi r and the square root of 4 is 2
"It's a simple fact of logic and it came down to me
"Well I should prob'ly write a book and set everybody free
"You can argue all you want to, for a thousand and one nights
"But in the end you must admit, if you ain't Muslim, you ain't Shiite!"

Grin.

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

The last thing that Americans want is a war with a country where every last man, woman, and child would pick up arms to defend their country. It might make us look bad.

Goodness knows, all too many Americans would disagree that the U.S. is worth defending, even if it were really invaded.