Sunday, April 06, 2008

Eyewitness to the Green Zone Attack

Lara Logan was there as U.S. troops responded to insurgent attacks on Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

Iraq's Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, has suspended his attacks on the insurgent groups that have been fighting the government there for days now. Moktada al-Sadr is still causing trouble in Sadr City and is calling for protests. The thing is, Sadr had pulled back and now al-Maliki is backing off. Is this any way to fight a war????

Now the U.S. has to go back in and get control of the situation ... AGAIN! al-Sadr's been causing trouble for years so one has to wonder why he's still drawing breath. I would think that at some point we'd learn a lesson or two from history. You can't win the peace until you've won the war. We tried to skip a step there. Lets win the war, THEN try to win the 'hearts and minds' of the people.