We have made mistakes in Iraq and I will be the first to admit that, but what I cannot understand is how we left the insane anti-American radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr alive to cause the types of troubles that have constantly bogged down our military and public relation operations.
This pudgy moron has prospered inside of the new Iraqi country and set up his own militia, the Mahdi Army, which at the height of its power had an estimated 10,000 militia fighters under his command.
Also the NY Times reported that Hezbollah has trained at least 1,000 and up to 2,000 members of al-Sadr’s militia and that there are small numbers of Hezbollah military advisors in Iraq training members of the Mahdi Army.
Also an anonymous government official has said that Iran has facilitated that link between Hezbollah and the Shiite militias in Iraq, which has lead to increased violence and death to American soldiers.
He also says that Syrian officials have also cooperated, though there is some debate about whether it has the blessing of the senior leaders in Syria and about how much involvement they actually have.
This man and his army have fought viciously against our forces in the past and has a brutal history of kidnappings that included torture and beheadings, which those savages published on the internet.
He has fought battles big battles against our forces, most notably at Fallujah, where our forces wiped those savages from the earth in close quarters street to street fighting.
They have increasingly hampered our ability to strengthen Iraq’s government as its followers have infiltrated Iraq’s security forces and weakened its ability to fight and police its own country.
This is a man who should have been taken out as soon as he attacked American troops along with our allies, he should not have been allowed to grow to the status that he now claims because it only makes it harder for him to be taken out.
One of the other problems with taking him out is that the weak Iraqi governments Prime Minister draws much of his support from al-Sadr and his followers and even lifted a blockade that was imposed on Sadr city by American forces as they where searching for a missing soldier.
I firmly believe that taking this radical cleric out is the right answer, but it should not be done by American forces, as his large base of followers would be overly enraged.
He should be taken out by the Iraqi government as a message to those who are fighting it and its ability to govern and protect its population, for that is one of the most basic responsibilities of an honest and fair government.
As long he remains an influential figure in Iraq there will be increased violence against the government of Iraq, its population and American and allied forces that are trying to protect and destroy the resistance.
It might have negative short term affects, but overwhelming good will come from it and make no mistakes my friends we are in it for the long run and nothing is going to change that unless our enemies just leave, which we all know is not going to happen.
For other good reading today check out,
Right Truth, Wake Up America, DeMediacratic Nation, Amy Proctor, Don Surber, Right Wing Nation, Dumb Ox News, Perri Nelson's Website, Gawfer, Church And State, Hillary Needs A Vacation, Public Figures Beware, Freedom, GUNZ, Glory and EBYJO.