Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wile E. Mookie

Cernig over at NewsHoggers has a good post up about Moqtada al-Sadr's recent hinting at a decision to extend the cease-fire he imposed on his militia, and what this could mean for Sadr and the Iraqi political scene in general. In Cernig's post, he links to Captain Ed's take on the subject, in which Ed wonders aloud:

For that matter, what do his followers gain [by the cease-fire extension]? When Sadr fled the country, people expected them to drop out in confusion and disgust, but that didn’t happen.

Actually Ed, only some people expected that. The same people that have made a habit of expecting Sadr's impending demise to lurk behind every new development in Iraq. But the Cap'n deserves some credit. He now admits that Sadr has been a "wily" adversary. Also: not dead yet. See, progress. Beep beep.

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