As always, The Command Post is all over the latest outbreaks of fighting in Iraq – what’s going on and where.
Amir Taheri has an article giving the background to these riots. As he notes:
There is no doubt that the recently created Iraqi police force and the Coalition troops were taken by surprise, giving the armed rioters an initial advantage. For a few hours, parts of the affected cities looked like war zones.
But take a deep breath: This is not the start of the much-predicted Iraqi civil war.
Taheri has some interesting suggestions for what to do with Sadr, which seem counterintuitive, but he may have a point. More on this later…