So What Happens Now?

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by rayboyusmc, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. rayboyusmc
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    I would hope that we anticipated this and do what we can to be prepared if Al Sadr decides he needs to be in the press again.

    There are so many internal variables in Iraq that we just don't control.

    You would have thought they learned something from MacNamara's admission of his screw-up.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20080212/wl_time/underestimatingalsadragain
     
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    My guess is that Al Sadr will extend the ceasefire. He's playing Bush like a fiddle, why give up now? Bush has the american army, for the most part killing and hunting down Al Sadr's enemies: sunni insurgents and sunni fundamentalists. That give Al Sadr's Mehdi army and his fundamentalist shia movement more time and opportunity to consolidate power in southern iraq. In short, Bush has created the conditions for a fundamentalist hezbollah-style shia movement to flourish in southern iraq.
     

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