I been busy all day with computer problems, so I haven’t had time to check the blogs. Per usual, I do have MSNBC on, so I have been getting what I thought was news. Now that the problems are behind me and I am checking the blogs out, why is it I find out I have missed the big news?
Iraq’s leaders faced their gravest challenge in months Tuesday as Shiite militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr battled for control of the southern oil capital and unleashed rockets on the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad.
Armed Mahdi Army militiamen appeared on some Baghdad streets for the first time in more than six months, as al-Sadr’s followers announced a nationwide campaign of strikes and demonstrations to protest a government crackdown on their movement. Merchants shuttered their shops in commercial districts in several Baghdad neighborhoods.
So while the media has been busy talking about things like Hillary and Obama’s spat, Iraq has been turning to total freaking chaos. Great to see they cover what should be covered.