Tuesday, April 10, 2007


(PICTURE: al-Sadr)
This fat guy in Iraq has put out a “hit” on Americans. He has gone to the mattresses. Here is part of the article from Forbes:

The powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen on Sunday to redouble their battle to oust American forces and argued that Iraq's army and police should join him in defeating "your archenemy." The U.S. military announced the weekend deaths of 10 American soldiers, including six killed on Sunday.
You can read the full article *HERE*.

Vito Corleone would know what to do. Even John Kennedy, an alleged head of an Irish mafia, would know what to do. He once put out a “hit” on a president of an allied country for a lot less (Ngo Dinh Diem). What are the odds the Americans running things in Iraq will know what to do? Pretty slim I would guess.

Let me try to explain things to them. You see, this guy has declared war on you. You must now take him out (for those of you who might be parsing the definition of “take him out” that means kill him, end his life). If you want to remain regarded as a serious presence in Iraq, you have no choice in this. No, you don’t want to arrest him, that would be worse than doing nothing. You must kill him.

Would Iraqis object to this? There will be some demonstrations when he is gone. But Iraqis understand better than Americans that he must be killed. Al-Sadr, in effect has challenged the Americans to kill him. There really is no choice in this if the Americans want to be regarded as a serious people.

The alternative is to be regarded lightly and even mocked. The Americans cannot afford that. The choice really is to kill this guy or leave. There you have it.


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