Tuesday, April 06, 2004Bad News Coming Every Day
I think we can all safely assume that the war has escalated.
Sources: Al-Sadr supporters take over Najaf
Supporters of maverick Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr controlled government, religious and security buildings in the holy city of Najaf early Tuesday evening, according to a coalition source in southern Iraq.
The source said al-Sadr's followers controlled the governor's office, police stations and the Imam Ali mosque, one of Shia Muslim's holiest shrines.
Iraqi police were negotiating to regain their stations, the source said.
Is anyone else as shocked as I am that the US Military managed to lose an entire city? I mean, I'm sure they'll make every attempt to re-capture it, and they'll probably succeed... but seriously, they lost a city? To this guy?
"I know if you just report on those few places, it does look chaotic," Bremer said on CNN's "American Morning." "But if you travel around the country, what you find is a bustling economy, people opening businesses right and left, unemployment has dropped.
Just saving that one for posterity... it's too good to let slip away.