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Thursday, August 19, 2004
  US Can't Read Sadr's Lips
Yahoo reports that the US government is having trouble discerning Moqtada Al Sadr's "real" motives. It's obvious - he wants to install a peaceful, representative and constitutional republic, with a separation of church and state!

The article then goes on to basically downplay Al Sadr as a viable political leader or candidate. I'm sure the same analysis would have been put even more cogently regarding a certain World War One veteran, who failed as an artist and hated Jews. His prospects were similarly quite minor - and look where he was able to take them. Al Sadr is a religious zealot who wants to create and head an Islamic State in Iraq. He and his followers need to be killed now, before they become any more effective or popular than they already have. Our indecision over the last year has only strengthened his support - he can declare, justifiably, that he has stood up to the invading infidels, and they backed off. This only encourages and aids those who would install a theocracy. It is time for decisive action. But the US needs to come out and admit that we don't need to guess what his true intentions are - he's already made that very clear, by his actions and the company he keeps (e.g., Iran).
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 12:07 PM


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