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Sadr militia takes control of city, again

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Bush always tells us that he listens to his generals but I have a hard time believing that the generals want to have this fight with the al-Sadr militia over and over. This is insane and every few months it is the same old story.

Maybe the media can ask why Bush let al-Sadr get away with this so many times - because in a crowd of administration failures, this one has to be right up there near the top. It has to be difficult enough for US troops in Iraq but to fight the same guy so many times has to be frustrating and demoralizing.

Had enough?:

The Shiite militia run by the anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized control of a southern Iraqi city on Friday in one of the boldest acts of defiance yet by the country's powerful, unofficial armies, witnesses and police said.

Mahdi Army fighters stormed three main police stations Friday morning, residents said, planting explosives that flattened the buildings in Amarah, a city just 30 miles from the Iranian border that was under British command until August, when it was returned to Iraqi government control.

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