Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
June 24, 2004
WAR: No Mahdi

The good news from the Washington Times' account of the 1st Armored Division's defeat of Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army (link via Sullivan): "The division estimates it killed at least several thousand militia members" out of an estimated 10,000 strong militia. I'm less disappointed in letting Sadr go if we killed so many of his men, since that makes it much harded for him to rebuild a power base. I'm hopeful that Sadr will be dealt with eventually, just not by us. The important thing is, he was defeated and by this point, everybody knows it.

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