i wonder why they don't just go in and pop this bastard
read the article here
now call me a radical if you like, but what the hell are we doing? it's obvious to even the most under-informed that this country isn't really in it for victory.
the press and the libs are clamoring for surrender, and the military and the government are paying way too much attention to them.
any casual scholar of current events in Iraq will recognize al-Sadr is a shit stirrer of epic proportions.
wait until a big event, where he is surrounded by is lieutenants, and drop one of those really expensive bomb thingies in the middle of the gathering. fixed that problem.
and to be sure we aren't perceived as taking sides in the sectarian issues in country, do the same for the leadership on the other side of the conflict.
if you are serious about fixing the problem, you don't let the problem run around agitating.
seems simple to me. to me, this is nothing more than an expensive live version of Whack-A-Mole. every time one of these dirtbags stands up and says "go kill so and so in allah's name", he should get a whack from another one of those expensive bomb thingies.
but then, i'm kind of an absolutist. i think if you go to war, you should absolutely do everything you can with maximum force to both win, and get the hell out.