When the most aggressively radical fundamentalist Cleric in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr, urges restraint, you have to think Iraq is about to blow. Soem folks think it has already.
Long suffering readers of this blog will remember that prior to the start of the Iraq war, I prophecized all possible outcomes of American intervention leading to civil war.
If only I could have been wrong!
There is only one possibility that can prevent all out Islamic sect against Islamic sect war and that is for a few horrible things to happen that scare everyone to their senses. It has to involve terrible losses by all sides (and there are at least four) to the point that no one can be considered to have suffered less than anyone else.
What are the chances of this occurring? Virtually none but not zero. Now is the time for true martyrs to fall victim in large numbers in Iraq.
Where is the Prince of Peace?
Do you support the imprisonment of doctors for up to five years for the alleged “crime” of performing an abortion, as South Dakota’s legislature demands?
Framing the issue
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson is joining in the defense of Scooter Libby for his role in the treasonous outing of a CIA operative by raising nearly three million dollars for his defense. I wonder how Fred Thompson, who is no hero but plays one on TV, can justify such a cowardly act as the one perpetrated by Libby and his boss, Dick Cheney. Remember that this slimeball act was one in which Libby and Cheney acted to destroy the career of the wife of a man who had shown them to be liars.
"Wives are fair game" said Karl Rove at the time.
This is nothing more than cowardice in support of cowardice. I detest these people.