May 9, 2008

HMM: In big concession, militia agrees to let Iraqi troops into Sadr City. “Followers of rebel cleric Muqtada al Sadr agreed late Friday to allow Iraqi security forces to enter all of Baghdad’s Sadr City and to arrest anyone found with heavy weapons in a surprising capitulation that seemed likely to be hailed as a major victory for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki.” It’s looking as if Maliki had a better idea of what he was doing than various press-and-pundit types in the United States.

UPDATE: More commentary here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A cynical take from Jules Crittenden. Which doesn’t mean he’s wrong, God knows . . . .

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