Will Bush approve the killing of Muqtada al-Sadr?
It certainly looks probable. If al-Sadr is killed, is there leadership within his group that can take over? Would the Mahdi Army disintegrate if al-Sadr is out of the picture?
It would appear that eliminating Muqtada al-Sadr would cause a significant portion of the Shia to become disoriented and, for a while, a diminished power center. Therefore, getting rid of al-Sadr may be an attractive option for Bush to consider.
This blog doesn't approve of such a policy, but it looks like something we may be forced to witness.
You have got to be kidding. The shia would go from targeting Sunni to targeting us. Brilliant idea.
Yeah, just like killing the Hussein kids, and capturing Saddam, really took the wind right out of the insurgency.
This is what you get when the situation gets dire and the White House has a bottomless pit of stupid.
Even Bullwinkle eventually figured out it was "other than the hat".
Dude, that would be so dumb. There's nothing to galvanize Shia militants more than a martyr to rally around. The whole Shia sect is founded on the defeat of one of Mohammed's heirs at the hands of another part of the family.
It would be a colossally stupid thing to do. Which of course means we should brace ourselves for the Bush administration to do it.