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Saturday, May 17, 2008

The NY Times Still Doesn't Know Who Won In Sadr City

From the NY Times: Truce Holds in Sadr City Amid Iraqi Army Patrols by ALISSA J. RUBIN

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Army troops moved a few blocks north of the fortified front line in Baghdad’s Sadr City district without incident on Saturday, signaling that a shaky truce with the cleric Moktada al-Sadr’s Shiite militia was holding.
Let’s see if we can give them a hint. The Iraqi army is patrolling Sadr City.

In Mosul, another Sadr stronghold, the Iraqi army is arresting wanted men. That’s what happens when the fighting is over; you start arresting people instead of shooting them.

Members of Sadr’s staff are helping the Iraqi army.

IEDs are being identified, located and removed.

Sadr is still in Iran, but has created his “surrender team.”

So let’s tally it up and think about who may possibly be in charge.

Apparently the NY Times is so committed to defeat that even if Sadr shot himself and had his body burned in his bunker, they would tell you he is stronger than ever.

Oh, and those fact checkers that the MSM is famous for let this one get by:

When the police, a car parked on the side of the road exploded, killing three civilians and wounding 15 others, according to a police official in Baquba, the capital of Diyala Province.

That's it; that's how the story ends.

Reporting was contributed by Robert Nickelsberg and Michael R. Gordon from Baghdad, and employees of The New York Times, from Mosul, Diyala and Baghdad.

Anyone want to venture a guess who those unnamed employees in Mosul, Diyala and Baghdad are? Bueller, ... Bueller?

UPDATE: Thanks to Diogenesis at Free Republic

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