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Friday, October 20, 2006

America No Longer No.1 On Hit List

Thanks to Bush's strategy to make America safer, Britain has now replaced America as al-Qaeda's main terrorist target. British intelligence experts were quoted as saying that "Al-Qaeda sees the UK as a massive opportunity to cause loss of life and embarassment to the authorities" and that "Britain is sitting at the receiving end of an al-Qaeda campaign."

The Peach can only guess that this is how Bush measures success--better them than us.

The First Domino Falls

In what could be Iraq's "Tet," a Shiite militia force led by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr had taken over the city of Amarah. The temporary siege reflected not only the rise of hostilities towards the American presence in Iraq, but also between rival Shiite factions in government.

The militia, a Taliban-like group Iraqis can expect to see more of, has been implicated in a series of killings that included merchants who sold alcohol and women whose behavior was deemed immoral.

Yet, even though Iraq keeps slipping further into what could be another Iran or former Afghanistan, we must continue to remind ourselves of that never ending Bush mantra: at least they're better off now.