Life Imitates Joe

In a recent post I related how my cousin Joe had suggested a way of dealing with the violence in Iraq.

This news report seems to confirm that the Shiite militiamen agree with him:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061125/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_061124205033

New savage twist to violence in Baghdad

By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press Writer Fri Nov 24, 7:04 PM ET

(from the story)

Some residents claimed that the Mahdi Army, the militia loyal to radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has begun kidnapping and holding Sunni hostages in order to slaughter them at funerals of Shiite victims of Baghdad’s sectarian violence.

Such claims cannot be verified but speak to the deep fear that grips Baghdad, where retaliation has become a part of daily life.

Careful what you ask for Joe, God isn’t the only one listening.

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