06 April 2008

Iraq News (6 April)

The Good: Sahwa members have located an Al-Qaeda hideout near Samarra, where 1500 weapons were seized. There is wide political support in the Iraqi Government to disband all of the militias. The Badr Corps, militia of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC), has already been largely incorporated into the Iraqi Security Forces. This is clearly a jab at the Mahdi Army, and it will be interesting to see what form this takes. Iraqi Parliament is working on reorganizing the state-run oil companies, which has the potential to curb corruption and smuggling.

The Bad: An Assyrian Orthodox Priest was shot to death in the Karrada district of Baghdad.

The Ugly: Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware), says the surge has been a big dud. This coming from the guy who had the disastrous plan to divide Iraq into three various entities based on sect...I'm not taking a lot of stock in this guy.


Grung_e_Gene said...

The 3 state solution (Confederated States of Iraq?) was doomed to failure before any of the pampered powdered corpulent asses in DC ever heard about it.

madtom said...

If you ask me the Democrats are committing political suicide. I really don't believe the anti war is a majority, much less a majority in the Electoral Collage map. I guess Obama has a chance with his charisma, could sweep people off his feet, but I still think there is majority out there that will vote security. It's too bad McCain is such boring campaigner..guy could put gnomes to sleep. Still I think he'll take Florida, but Obama could change the map..I just think it's long shot.

LT Nixon said...


I agree. Last time the Middle East got carved up (thank you England), it kind of fucked some shit up.


Obamamania seems to have taken the country by storm. I'm pretty sure a Dem is going to win, simply due to the unpopularity of Bush. But hell, what do I know, I'm probably voting third party again this year.

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post - From the Front: 04/06/2008 - News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.