June 23, 2004


My husband went to Najaf a few months ago to keep an eye on things until 1AD got repositioned. At the time, I couldn't understand why they didn't just go in and kill al-Sadr and get it over with. But that's why I don't make the tough decisions.

Army unit claims victory over sheik (via Andrew Sullivan)

To quote Xrlq, "It’s a good thing I’m not the President because if I were, we’d be carpet bombing the area until the survivors begged for mercy and admitted out loud that their allahu isn’t so damned akbar after all."

Yessir, that's why he and I are not in charge.

Posted by Sarah at June 23, 2004 09:45 PM

Good thing I'm not either. I would have sealed the borders after 9/11 and let the rest of the world fend for itself. Let's hope this more patient long term plan really works in the long term.

Posted by: Beth at June 24, 2004 12:15 AM