. . . Wednesday April 7, 2004

The Unity We Don’t Want

We could be seeing the gradual return of major combat in Iraq as fierce fighting has errupted in several cities on the day after at least twelve Marines were killed.

The move against Moqtada Sadr – and the previously growing impatience with Americans – has created at least a temporary partnership among several Iraqi groups who have been at historic odds. Many Mujaheddin, Saddam loyalists, Sunnis, Shiites and others (Al Qaeda?) have siezed this moment to make a stand against the U.S. military.

Concentration is important!