Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mooky Needs Slapped Down Again.

Moqtada-al-Sadr is stirring up trouble again.

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Moqtada al-Sadr's militiamen Tuesday battled troops in four Iraqi cities on Tuesday, including the capital, as the hardline Shiite cleric threatened a countrywide campaign of civil revolt.

Heavy clashes broke out between Sadr's Mahdi Army fighters in the southern oil city of Basra, killing at least seven people and wounding 48, and in Kut and Hilla, both south of Baghdad, officials said.

As evening fell, Mahdi Army fighters fought with Iraqi and US forces in their Sadr City bastion in eastern Baghdad for the first time since last October, a security official and witnesses told AFP.


You'll notice that the fighting first broke out in Basra, where our allies the Brits were in charge of operations. Mission Accomplished, they said, then walked out. Now we'll probably have to go in and fix things up ourselves, if we're given the time.

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