Sunday, September 16, 2007

News from the Front

Good news coming from Iraq:

KUT, Iraq - American commanders in southern Iraq say Shiite sheiks are showing interest in joining forces with the U.S. military against extremists, in much the same way that Sunni clansmen in the western part of the country have worked with American forces against al-Qaida. [link]

The report was confirmed by Sheik Majid Tahir al-Magsousi, a Shia leader. Taking note of the assassination of the Sunni leader, Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, the sheik said

"The death of Sheik Abu Risha will not thwart us," he said. "What matters to us is Iraq and its safety."

This is good news. It demonstrates that there is indeed a grassroots move to counter the extremists of both stripes.

Good news for everyone except for those members of Congress—you know their names—that have a vested interest in our failure.

Trackposted to The Amboy Times, Rosemary's Thoughts, Big Dog's Weblog, and Jo's Cafe, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe Plus Woman Honor Thyself and OTA Weekend.

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