Shi'ite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr stepped back into Iraq's political fray Friday with an offer that (if genuine) Washington would be hard-pressed to refuse: Set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and the Mahdi Army will begin to disband.
Right. Washington would be "hard-pressed to refuse" a chance to surrender to a man who has been defeated. This idiotic sentence says a great deal more about the mentality at TIME magazine than it does about Washington, Muqtada al-Sadr, or Iraq.
But then, the American MSM has been in the tank for al-Sadr almost as fervently as they have for Obama. They've declared Muqtada the winner of every battle he's lost, and greeted each of his frequent, parrot-like calls for American withdrawal with the sort of acclaim baboons reserve for the zoo-keeper at feeding time.
posted on 08/08/2008 8:56:43 PM PDT
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