31 March 2008

Iraq News (31 March)

The Good: Sadr throws in the towel (that didn't take long). Also, check out my post entitled "Shi'ite Happens" at VetVoice for my take on this whole mess. The fact that many in the media think the Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces are tactically losing to a bunch of thugs is preposterous. Apparently, Iran was involved in the ceasefire too, very interesting.

The Bad: SGT Maupin, who had been missing in Iraq since 2004, has had his remains identified, sadly. That leaves three soldiers still in missing status in Iraq.

The Ugly: Fred Kagan badmouths the Brits over hastily pulling out of Basrah. Good thing I'm low man on the totem pole and I don't have to field these kind of accusations. War is ugly. Apparently war is also ugly for name-calling pundit types too. Whatever.

Sgt. Maupin, R.I.P.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

recommended: http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2008/03/retribution.html

Long-time RN said...

Sadr doesn't appear to have full control of his 'army' according to overseas news reports. Thoughts and prayers for the family of SGT Maupin.

DWMF said...

Iran didn't want the Iraqi Army venturing deep into Basra and unearth something that they (the Iranians) want to keep hidden. Hezbollah-type tunnels, maybe. Definitely weapons caches. Also JAM could not have sustained the rate of loss of their forces for long. Job's only half done.

Amy Laurent said...

Definitely weapons caches. Also JAM could not have sustained the rate of loss of their forces for long. Job's only half done.