Think Progress reports:
In fact, it was members of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government who brokered the ceasefire, to which Sadr agreed. Experts agree that Sadr’s influence was strengthened — rather than diminished — by the Basra battle.When is McCain going to get it right? Maybe in his next lifetime? According to his own logic, things are going worse not better in Iraq.
In the "mean"time...watch Bush, Cheney, "Petraeus," Crocker, and McCain beat the drums of war next week....Time to bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran!! Once again watch "our" corporate media once again become cheerleaders for another ILLEGAL Invasion. Guess what....most folks think Intelligence got it right this time...but the "Intelligence" counters the lies that Bush et al are building their new war plan on. So.....Bush is NOT allowing this Intelligence report to be part of the discussion. Yikes!!
Will the American people stand by and allow another country and hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian families to be massacred and torn apart?? Iran intervened and assisted Iraq's prime minister so that a cease fire could be negotiated. This was not "stirring up trouble" but brokering a peace that Bush folks were failing to do. So Iran's "good deed" is not going to be rewarded with some masterful diplomacy...instead Bush, Cheney, and McCain want to bomb Iran?
Will our "Democratic" Congress go along this time. According to Paul Craig Roberts:
Don't expect Congress to do anything except to egg on the attack. On April 3 the International Herald Tribune reported that senators and representatives have made millions of dollars from their investments in defense companies totaling $196 million. Rep. Ike Skelton, the Democrat chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is already on board with the attack on Iran. The London Telegraph quotes Skelton: "Iran is the bull in the china shop. In all of this, they seem to have links to all of the Shi'ite groups, whether they be political or military.We don't have to go here again....Check YOUR elected officials...are they war profiteers like Bush and Cheney or are they representing the 80% of their constituents who what a drastic change in this horrible, immoral, destructive, continuous march to make war on the world?