(Iraq, UCS News International) With 25 US troops killed and over 100 Iraqis found dead, the civil war in Iraq looks to be accelerating. With the embattled Maliki government powerless to stop the violence, the President will be meeting with Muqtada al-Sadr.
While Muqtada al-Sadr and George W. Bush disagree on many things, the pair do share a desire to take control of Iraq. George W. Bush is looking for a compliant military dictatorship, while Muqtada al-Sadr seeks to install himself on top of a militant theocracy. In either case, the people of Iraq are unlikely to be well served.
Both George W. Bush and Muqtada al-Sadr do agree that killing, bloodshed and the force of violence are the way to get things done in Iraq. With the use of US troops and death squads increasing, Iraq’s future will be born of blood, much of it innocent.
The two men disagree about civil liberties. Muqtada al-Sadr believes they do not exist while George W. Bush believes they exist to be trampled.
The two men have many things in common. The both enjoy mountain biking and classic western movies. “Muqtada al-Sadr will love it at the ranch in Crawford,” according to the President. “We may do some skeet shooting or even take a few pot shots at the ranch hands, all in good fun you know.”