Friday, March 25, 2005

For The Want Of A Nail

For the want of a nail, the horse was lost. . .

Powerline has the photo of a happy Iraqi boy who was shot seven times in the leg by Insurgents. And they apparently saved the leg.

For the want of a horse, the rider was lost. . .

Christian Iraq has an interesting article, that few others seem to be noticing:

Growing Shia calls for their prime ministerial nominee to be replaced by a more moderate candidate.

By Kamran al-Karadaghi in London (ICR No. 118, 23-Mar-05)

Ibrahim Al-Ja’afari is under pressure from leading Shia to withdraw as their candidate for post of premier because of his slowing progress on forming a new government and concerns over his Islamist orientation.

Al-Ja’afari, the candidate of the Shia-dominated United Iraqi Alliance, UIA, is apparently struggling to deal with Kurdish demands for greater autonomy and a general resistance to the possible imposition of Islamic law, after more than a month of negotiations on the formation of a new government. . .


For the want of a rider, the message was lost. . .

Muammar Gadhafi is comedically whacked according to Little Green Footballs, as the world's best dressed crazy tyrant brought down the house at the recent Arab League Meetings...

"The Israelis are idiots and the Palestinians as well," Kadhafi said Wednesday in the speech at the closing session of the two-day summit in Algiers which is usually reserved for a reading of the final resolutions.

"The Jews are dying by the dozen because they are in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. If these regions are so important to them, why didn't they occupy them before seizing other Arab land," Kadhafi said.
"The Palestinians, too, are idiots because they lost these territories in 1967. So we must admit that both are idiots," he added.

The leaders, including Abbas who is making his debut at an Arab summit after he succeeded Yasser Arafat who died in November, broke out into uncontrolled laughter.


For the want of a message, the battle was lost. . .

Zeyad's
last update on Muqti's Men Killing and Maiming Spree in Basra. Zeyad was really going to town on the story. . .

Another Update: Here is a detailed account of the incident from the Times which confirms the death of the two students...

There have been rumours that nobody died from the attacks but it seems that these rumours originated from sympathetic Islamic parties and their supporters, all of whom are Shi'ite, and for some bizarre reason they are denying that it was a Christian girl that died, but a Muslim one, as if that is going to make it any less outrageous. The same people who rant about Wahhabi and Salafi crimes everyday. Pot meet kettle.

Friends from Basrah say the sit-in at Basrah university is still in effect, with Sadr's militia now threatening to bomb the campus with mortars if the students do not return to their classes. Governmental authorities and the police force in Basrah have publicly admitted that they are helpless and incapable of doing anything to stop the Sadrists.
Actually, all this is for the good of Iraq. At least the Iraqis can now realise what kind of 'progressive' and 'blessed' monsters they have elected to govern them and write their constitution.


For the want of a battle, the war was lost. . .

Time Magazine has an excellent article on the fine work by the Iraqi Commandos. Too bad they can't sic them on Muqti's Thugs in Basra. . .

For the want of a war, the nation was lost. . .

The Financial Times says the Iraqi Insurgents are seeking an exit strategy - Hat Tip Instapundit

The Nation of Insurgency in Iraq has truly been lost, and rightly so.



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