AP: Mahdi Army Disintegration… BAD News??

-By Warner Todd Huston

Leave it to the AP to turn the disintegration of the organization of one of our enemies in Iraq into a bad thing!

That’s what we get with Wednesday’s analysis of the trouble that seems to be befalling the organization of Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia, a group that has resisted US led coalition government since day one.

Shiite Militia May Be Disintegrating

BAGHDAD (AP) – The violent Shiite militia known as the Mahdi Army is breaking into splinter groups, with up to 3,000 gunmen now financed directly by Iran and no longer loyal to the firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, adding a potentially even more deadly element to Iraq’s violent mix.

What is with this “potentially even more deadly element” business? One of our enemies falls and that is bad?

Still, despite this somewhat silly premise that an enemy failing is worse news, this report DOES go on to detail ever more interference by Iran who is meddling in Iraq.

Two senior militia commanders told The Associated Press that hundreds of these fighters have crossed into Iran for training by the elite Quds force, a branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard thought to have trained Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon and Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Afghanistan.

I urge each of you interested in what is going on in the Middle East to take a look at this report. It is sobering news.

Iran is itching to get attacked by the US and with their capturing of 15 British Sailors today, they just might get what is coming to them.

Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as newsbusters.org, townhall.com, men’snewsdaily.com and americandaily.com among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a guest on several radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of publiusforum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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