As Republicans in Congress and the White House have been telling us for sometime now, progress is being made in Baghdad. At first it meant we were to be greeted as liberators. Then it was about how many things we rebuilt (that we blew up when we went in initially). Then it was the violence about to go down. Then it was purple fingers and voting. Sometime later the surge came and now the morons who led us into the war say we need to stay there and leave our troops to
die save Iraq from itself. Well things are looking pretty bad, so I thought I'd help them out and use the new curfew as a possible advantage.
From The UK Independent:
The fifth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad and the toppling of the statute of Saddam Hussein – a symbol of US victory and might – was marked yesterday by death and destruction across the country and an admission from the White House that projected troop withdrawals would have to be delayed.
The Iraqi capital remains under curfew after another round of bloodshed in which mortar rounds landed in Sadr City, killing seven people, including two children, and injuring 24 others. Further gunfights in the sprawling Shia slum led to six more dying and 15 others being wounded.
The area is a centre of support for the radical Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and came after days of clashes between his militia, the Mehdi Army, and Iraqi government forces in which 55 people have been killed and more than 200 injured. The Shia fighters vowed last nightthat retribution would be taken for the "unprovoked attack" in Sadr City which they claimed was the responsibility of the US forces.
See, its progress. Only dozens killed and hundreds injured. In the fantasy land Bush lives in, that's good news. They'll take whatever they can get and hey, whatever it takes to keep the war machine going, right Mr. President?