It appears that some have been affected by all this talk of bugging out.
Feb. 13, 2007 — While members of the U.S. House of Representatives take turns weighing in on President Bush's planned troop surge in Iraq, the focus in Iraq is not on the arrival of more U.S. troops, but the departure of one of the country's most powerful men, Moqtada al Sadr and members of his army.
According to senior military officials, al Sadr left Baghdad two to three weeks ago and fled to Tehran, Iran, where he has family.
Al Sadr commands the Mahdi army, one of the most formidable insurgent militias in Iraq, and his move coincides with the announced U.S. troop surge in Baghdad.
Sources believe al Sadr is worried about an increase of 20,000 U.S. troops in the Iraqi capital. One official told ABC News' Martha Raddatz, "He is scared he will get a JDAM [bomb] dropped on his house."
Sources say some of the Mahdi army leadership went with al Sadr.
It seems conditions on the ground are changing much faster than various politicians can bloviate and talk out of both sides of their mouth while saying nothing of substance.
As to Sadr being scared of a JDAM being dropped on his house, heck, his cranium will suffice. It's not like GPS coordinates are unavailable for the Iranian land mass.
Next news item, Democrats and chicken shyte Repubs flip flop on cut and run and demand that Sadr return to help maintain pressure on the Bush administration to leave Iraq. That little part about his helping to kill our troops being only a minor technicality when it comes to resisting Bush.
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