US troops will leave Iraq “in coffins”: Sadr aide
12 January 2007
BAGHDAD - A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned on Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would “go home in coffins”.
Launching a new strategy to rescue Iraq from civil war, Washington told the government of Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, who owes his job to Sadr, it was on “borrowed time” and declared new “no holds barred” military operations.
A cornerstone of the new approach is increased pressure on Iraq’s neighbours Iran and Syria -- which are accused by Washington of fomenting unrest -- and tougher action to deal with militias such as Sadr’s feared Mahdi Army.
“The American people have to prevent their sons from coming to Iraq or they may return in coffins,” threatened Sheikh Abdel Razzaq al-Nadawi, a senior official in Sadr’s movement, slamming the planned US troop increase.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Our Iraqi Allies Come Through
Finally our freedom-loving Iraqi allies in the war on Islamunism are carrying their fair share of the load. They have graciously arranged return transportation for our troops that are part of the "surge."