Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, February 12, 2007

Surge, Baby, Surge

Is it my imagination, or has the "surge" enabled the Sunni terrorists? Indeed, I was reading an article a few days ago in La Repubblica that US threats against the Mahdi Army caused them to end their vehicle inspections at markets. What a bloody SOB Bush is, al-Maliki won't resign so Bush can put in his Saddam replacement. Bush has essentially given the green light for a surge in mayhem. US Congress, of course, is engaged in a useless arm-wrestle over meaningless resolutions, at which the President jeers.