What’s Mookie up to? The AP story says he’s definitely extending his ceasefire with the U.S. troops. As much as I would like to see Sadr pushing up daisies, I think a peaceful Iraq is good for everybody even if this is just another hudna.
But Reuters was telling a different story.
Yesterday, Reuters posted a story entitled “Sadr Expected to End Truce”, implying it was likely that Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al Sadr would end his Mahdi Army’s six-month ceasefire in Iraq. I can’t offer the URL of that story because once their cynical prediction was proved immediately wrong (today, Sadr announced that he’d be extending the ceasefire another six months) the link started bringing me to a new Reuters story entitled (surprise, surprise) “Iraqi Cleric Sadr Extends Militia Ceasefire.” Soon after that, the original headline disappeared from internet searches altogether.
We were always at peace with Eastasia!