If America wants respect in the Middle East, they need to start showing some MAN BALLS, busting some heads starting with Mogtada al-Sadr's militia. Instead of sitting back, sending in a bit of air cover, American Troops now need to storm in and clean house in a big way, take no prisoners, force al-Sadr and his militia to surrender or die. Al Jazeera coverage. Coverage from the BCC here.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
An Iraqi Shiite fighter runs past a burning Iraqi Army armoured vehicle after Shiite fighters attacked it in the city of Basra. Iraq's radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered his fighters off the streets, paving the way for an end to clashes with security forces that have killed hundreds of people. (AFP/Essam Al-Sudani)