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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Now This Sounds Encouraging

From the WaPo:
BAGHDAD, Aug. 29 -- Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Wednesday ordered a six-month shutdown of his militia in what his aides described as an attempt to reform the organization, a development that came as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki imposed a curfew in the southern holy city of Karbala to contain the deadly fighting there.
Read it here.

Gee, it was just a couple of weeks ago that leading Democrats were complaining that all we were doing with the surge was to turn control of the country over to al Sadr and his murderous minions and the al-Maliki was completely toothless and unable to take decisive action.

Guess they got that wrong. But on the other hand the war critics have managed to keep their perfect record for misjudging events in Iraq alive.