[I wonder what the Bush administration plans to do about the Brits turning over Basra, the port of entry through which our supplies must enter Iraq, over to the Mahdi army, the Shiite militia totally hostile to our occupation?  Does not look good.

Basra   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basra

Ed Kent]

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As British leave Basra, militias dig in
An Iraqi official says a deal was struck with the Mahdi Army to ensure a safe departure. By Sam Dagher
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0828/p01s03-wome.html?s=hns

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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