Friday, August 06, 2004


Bush's Mission Still Accomplished in Iraq

We went into Afganistan to remove Islamic fundamentalists and create a stable democracy. Now, Mr. Karzai is inviting the Taliban back into the government.

Meanwhile, in Iraq, Moqtada al Sadr appears control significant portions of Iraq. Why do I feel Mr. Bush's mission was not accomplished?

From the BBC

"US-led forces in Iraq have clashed with Shia militiamen in several cities, in a second day of fighting that has shattered a truce agreed in June.

A US military spokesman said 300 supporters of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr had been killed in Najaf - a claim denied by Mr Sadr's Mehdi militia.

There has also been fighting in a Shia area of the capital Baghdad, and in a number of southern cities.

Mr Sadr's aides have called on Muslims to take up arms against "occupiers".

The latest violence in Najaf, home to Shia Islam's holiest shrine, is being described as the worst there since June's truce agreement. "


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