...I have no problem with Al-Sadr and his goons holding on to their weapons, which is what the latest story I just read on Drudge says. I won't give up mine, either, just because somebody demands I do.
Don't get me wrong, I'd still be more than happy to put a bullet in his fat head, but he is most definitely what passes for a politician over there. He's roughly the equivalent of one of our State Governors.
It has always seemed like a crime to me that our troops take weapons away from private citizens over there, weapons they really, really need. Yeah, they shoot at you with one, and JDAM their entire house flat and turn their family into wet confetti.
Or leave them alone. Work within their system, make goodwill wherever you can, realize that every Arab man, woman, and child lies as easily as they breathe, and you'll be okay.
And if an IED goes off, kill everybody within a half a mile, just to be sure.
Drudge is trumpeting a banner headline on his site that says 'Muslims More Numerous Than Catholics!'
Well, duh. That like saying 'Cockroaches More Numerous Than Humans!' Shit, we already knew that.