Thursday, August 30, 2007

Moqtada al-Sadr Announces Iraq Ceasefire: Today's Cartoon

It appears that some "overly enthusiastic" members of Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army are giving the militia a bad reputation, even by Iraqi standards. So bad in fact that the radical cleric has decided to take radical measures, by grounding his entire organization; meaning no TV, no telephone and no targeting American soldiers for an entire six months.

During the ceasefire, al-Sadr has expressed plans to restructure his army, by removing its "bad members" before resuming hostilities against coalition forces, just in time for Valentines Day. Yet if you ask me, it would seem that the U.S. will be the ones doing most of the housecleaning for him, as anyone who breaks the ceasefire will undoubtedly be considered a "rogue" militant by Sadr loyalists and target practice by the Americans.

You know, if such a arrangement can work so effectively in war, isn't it a shame that it doesn't carry over into peace?

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