Wednesday, December 13, 2006


There was a book lying near Alice on the table, and while she sat watching the White King (for she was still a little anxious about him, and had the ink all ready to throw over him, in case he fainted again), she turned over the leaves, to find some part that she could read,--for it's all in some language I don't know,' she said to herself. It was like this.
As President Bush weighs new policy options for Iraq, strong support has coalesced in the Pentagon behind a military plan to "double down" in the country with a substantial buildup in American troops, an increase in industrial aid and a major combat offensive against Muqtada Sadr, the radical Shiite leader impeding development of the Iraqi government (link).
She puzzled over this for some time, but at last a bright thought struck her.`Why, it's a Looking-glass book, of course! And if I hold it up to a glass, the words will all go the right way again!"

OK, let me get this straight. We are going to wage a major offensive against a Shi'a cleric in a Shi'a country, and are effectively siding with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim's Badr brigade and the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, which has strong ties with--Iran.

There's one to ponder, but the looking glass isn't helping.


I'm not Ned said...

Makes sense as that will keeps us in good with the Saudi's and their support of the Sunnis.

This whole "Civil War" claim/denial was a ploy to get us worked up and not notice what was really coming... genocide against the Shiite.

Bradley Bury said...

It ain't perfect, but it IS a plan, Pete. Or is is strategery?