Wednesday, April 07, 2004

----------Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal Constitution

I've made the observation on previous occasions that the Bush Administration is finding itself between Iraq and a hard place, but now things have become downright ridiculous. No matter what they do now, the Americans are royally screwed.

They have already said they plan to arrest Al-Sadr. That will only result in more bloodshed on both sides. And if that wacky Shiite cleric is killed in the process, he will only become a martyr to his followers, and further enrage the Shiites.

On the other hand, if the Americans decide not to try to capture him, they will appear to be weak and indecisive. And when it comes to dealing with the Arab world, that's the absolute worst thing you can do.

Well, okay, actually it's the second worst thing you can do. The only thing worse is trying to bring democracy to the Middle East.

But you'd have to be a total moron to try something that stupid!!!