Iraq: Trying to Wish the War Away
But the relative calm is illusory. Anti-American cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr has withdrawn to
"Violent incidents are still decreasing in number and impact inIt is not my intention to deprecate Omar and Glenn, although I am bemused by the latter's fondness for rose-colored glasses. For example, five links to Iraq stories over the last two days, all rather one-sided accounts. (I guess somebody has to balance things out, right?)
. Yesterday for instance the only reported incident was the abduction of an adviser to the minister of defense by gunmen in western Baghdad . It was less than 24 hours until the security forces succeeded in freeing the abducted general and arresting 4 of his captors." Baghdad
These bloggers certainly mean well and I too want the security crackdown to succeed. But I winced when I read Omar's words because I knew that it was only a matter of time before the calm was shattered.
In fact, it was less than 12 hours after he posted his wishful thinking that a suicide car bomber detonated explosives in a book market along busy
Just as it is folly for Bush administration sycophants to crow that there hasn't been an attack on the homeland since 9/11 because of the superb job that the president and his minions are doing.And finally, a memo to Omar and Glenn: Take a deep breath and get back to us in three or four months and then we'll see if that light that Omar saw was really at the end of the tunnel or merely another mirage in the great wasteland that Iraq has become.
Lemme tell you, Bucko: The reason that there hasn't been an attack has more to do with good old dumb luck than anything else because we know that America remains unprepared to prevent, let alone deal with, another attack.