Told Ya

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Moqtada al Sadr did exactly what I predicted and ran like a rabbit seeking shelter in Iran. Oh, sorry, I forgot for a moment. The jihadis never flee their enemies, they walk briskly over the horizon. At speeds that approach that of light itself, apparently.

 Feb. 13, 2007 — While members of the U.S. House of Representatives take turns weighing in on President Bush's planned troop surge in Iraq, the focus in Iraq is not on the arrival of more U.S. troops, but the departure of one of the country's most powerful men, Moqtada al Sadr and members of his army.

According to senior military officials, al Sadr left Baghdad two to three weeks ago and fled to Tehran, Iran, where he has family.

Al Sadr commands the Mahdi army, one of the most formidable insurgent militias in Iraq, and his move coincides with the announced U.S. troop surge in Baghdad.

Sources believe al Sadr is worried about an increase of 20,000 U.S. troops in the Iraqi capital. One official told ABC News' Martha Raddatz, "He is scared he will get a JDAM [bomb] dropped on his house."

Sources say some of the Mahdi army leadership went with al Sadr.

If (some of) our politicians would stop posturing for a moment, they'd understand that the best thing they could do right now is not try to cut the legs out from under out troops and the new commander they just unanimously sent in there to do the job. (And politicians who vote against the surge and are wrong will be in desperately bad shape politically).

But that would be asking many of them to stop pandering. To much for some of them, I guess. Physical cowards like al Sadr are very big on sending other to heaven. Doing so themselves, not so much. In fact not at all, as the dust trails leading to the Iranian border testify. And our media should be shouting the outright cowardice of "Mookie" from the rooftops right now rather than undermining their fellow citizens at every turn.

UPDATE: Exclusive to Blue Crab Boulevard! Mookie Boasts of his prowess!

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8 Responses to Told Ya

  1. old_dawg says:

    I’ve been watching some of the “speeches” in the House of Representatives and just can’t believe what total idiots these people are. They are calling for full-scale retreat and the ensuing slaughter of thousands of Iraqis. I am so disgusted I could puke.

  2. Jack says:

    I’m glad to see it happen but I wish we had caught him this side of the border dressed in spent uranium rounds.

    Or maybe that’s the other way round rounds.
    The uranium dressed in him.

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  7. jpe says:

    Not for nothing, but yall aren’t learning from your mistakes very well. One of the key political errors made by Bush and the war-mad bloggers was in painting too rosy a picture of likely success. Then, when success didn’t follow unambiguously, the whole endeavor looked like a disaster. And then it became a real disaster.

    Same thing here. Painting Sadr’s escape as a huge, important victory is just going to make it look a disaster when he returns and the mayhem continues. (which is exactly what the reality-based community predicts)

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