U.S.: 300 Militants Killed in Two Days

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    Wonder if they are just going to get Sadr?

    http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aLQQMsrWwnSc&refer=top_world_news

     
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    wipe out sadr's little militia. then we can concentrate on restoring some order in najaf and focus on al-zarqawi and exterminate his little wanna be terror force.
     
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    Agreed---obviously the Iraqi government has signed off on this strategy. Sadr's still surrounded and doesn't have much left to negotiate with.
     
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    Hopefully they take out that fat bastard Sadr while they're at it...........
     
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    I am not sure if direct confrontation with people like Sadr is wise. It seems to raise his status in the eyes of some iraqis and leads more people to recognize him/join him (think like a free ad on tv). They should minimize him and his influence by doing more covert actions against him. (but then i guess it is easy to say it sitting infront of the computer ;) ).
     
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    On the other hand, it also sends the message to wannabe followers of Sadr, that if you take up with this little piss ant, the American military with blow your ass off. That's gotta count for something too.
     
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    The Iraqis are BEGGING us to help get rid of Al Sadr. He is not getting a huge following.
     
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    true, but if i am not mistaken since the begining of Sadr "uprising", we (coalition) killed more than 1000 of his followers. You would think they get the point. Hopefully you are right
     
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    Perhapse you are right, i remember reading different things at the begining. At first it was: all shites muslims likes us very much in iraq, when boom we got Sadr. Then i thought well he is just a little known guy, so basically just bunch of thugs, then i start seeing articles where people in iraq wanted to know more about him, his popularity increased and now he has some weight in iraqi's politics, his army is like 15-30 000 people.

    I am all for getting this guy off the stage, i am just thinking that maybe a more subtle way of doing it is better
     
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    The problem is that the Iranians are backing this guy and from what I understand, a lot of his "soldiers" are Iranian Shiites and not Iraqis.
     

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