Sunday, March 26, 2006

More Progress

I guess.

"U.S. and Iraqi special forces killed at least 16 followers of the Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Sunday in a twilight assault on what the U.S. military said was a 'terrorist cell' responsible for attacks on soldiers and civilians.
An aide to Jafari, who was endorsed by Sadr's political wing to retain his job in the next government but is opposed by other Iraqi factions, said the government was not notified about the raid in advance.

"The incident has injured the whole political process," said the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, referring to the deliberations about the composition of the next government that have deadlocked since elections in December. "Some leaders will be dismayed of this situation and hesitate to participate knowing that such an incident took place and how the government was not aware. We need to sort of calm down the situation now.'"
How did the government of Iraq not know about this raid? There were, apparently, crack Iraqi troops involved in the raid. Jeez, who's wagging what dog here?

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