The Barbershop has re-located

The proprietor has moved the shop to ChicagoNow, a Chicago Tribune site that showcases some of the best bloggers in the Chicago area. You can logo on to the Barbershop home page here. The ChicagoNow home page is here.

You'll still be able to post comments with the same ease as in this location. The proprietor also will keep this web site alive if you wish to review old posts.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Don't Withdraw, It's Time to Take Out Sadr

By Dennis Byrne

With Democrats prematurely "dancing in the end zone" in the conviction that the mid-term elections will endorse whatever it is that their party wants to do about the Iraq War, the time indeed has come for a "different approach."

It's time to take out anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr.

And whatever equally murderous fanatics are on the Sunni side.

But, wait. Wouldn't that propel Iraq into the "civil war" that Democrats have been saying that Iraq has been engaged in since the first day of the U.S. invasion? Wouldn't that upset the delicate balance among the three ethnic/sectarian groups that the U.S. and democratic-minded Iraqis are trying to sustain?

Continue reading at RealClearPolitics

1 comment:

Stephen Schade said...

Mr. Byrne:

First of all, killing a leader does not end a cause. Martin Luther King's assassination did not stop the civil rights movement. Secondly, Sadr has already lost control over some elements of his army. So the chaos would continue, even if we could bump him off.

Iraq is alredy involved in a civil war. Once we leave it will merely continue to its conclusion, the establishment of three autonomous regions.