Good Iraq news for pretzels

James Lewis
This is all good news about Iraq, but if you want to get it from the Associated Press and the LA Times, it's best if first twist your body into a pretzel. Because it's turned completely upside-down.

1. Al Qaida Sunnis are now fighting other Sunni holy warriors, according to the Los Angeles Times. In the real world, this is great news.

2. Muqtada "Mookie" al Sadr's militia is falling apart, according to AP. These Shi'ite holy rollers are now running loose, and being paid directly by Iran.  This is also great news for America and the new Iraq, because once the other ethnic groups find out, these folks are toasted flatbread.

The Associated Press thinks it's all very "ominous." And the LA Times has its own defeatist spin.

For General Petraeus and the US --- it's fantastic.

Just remember your pretzel position. OK, you can lie down first. It only hurts when you laugh.

James Lewis blogs at http://www.dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/
This is all good news about Iraq, but if you want to get it from the Associated Press and the LA Times, it's best if first twist your body into a pretzel. Because it's turned completely upside-down.

1. Al Qaida Sunnis are now fighting other Sunni holy warriors, according to the Los Angeles Times. In the real world, this is great news.

2. Muqtada "Mookie" al Sadr's militia is falling apart, according to AP. These Shi'ite holy rollers are now running loose, and being paid directly by Iran.  This is also great news for America and the new Iraq, because once the other ethnic groups find out, these folks are toasted flatbread.

The Associated Press thinks it's all very "ominous." And the LA Times has its own defeatist spin.

For General Petraeus and the US --- it's fantastic.

Just remember your pretzel position. OK, you can lie down first. It only hurts when you laugh.

James Lewis blogs at http://www.dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/