We Interrupt Coulter bashing for News from Iraq
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This Sunday March 4, 2007 has good news about Operation "Imposing Law". Omar begins by reporting
"Operation “Imposing Law” is an escalating effort with military and political components. After the troops fixed their feet on the streets of Baghdad, PM Maliki and the troops are pushing forward with both components.
Politically, Maliki put an end to speculations about his real intentions of a cabinet reshuffle and announced that the reshuffle is going to happen within two weeks from now.
In his press conference this morning, Maliki also announced that the Supreme Judicial Council will be issuing warrants against a number of politicians and members of parliament who have connections to militant groups that are involved in attacks on civilians and security forces."
He concludes this report by noting
"Other law enforcement officials are also getting more serious in doing their job. Traffic cops who would normally stop a suspicious vehicle only if it passed by their post are now riding their motorbikes and chasing suspected vehicles down highways and other streets.
This is an indication that Imposing Law does not mean only sending soldiers to kill terrorists. It is reaching out to deal with other aspects of mess and to counter relatively “benign” violations-like breaking the “odd and even” traffic rule, defensive irregular roadblocks and unlicensed kiosks and stalls-by providing protection for the personnel of civilian departments while they do their job."
I completely agree with valerie's comment
" Good Luck.
I am glad to hear that smaller, relatively “benign” violations-like breaking the “odd and even” traffic rule, defensive irregular roadblocks and unlicensed kiosks and stalls-are being handled as well as the gross ones. This is a lesson that we learned in New York -- when the objective is to reduce the number of murders and robberies, the effort works better is all of the laws, including the minor ones, are enforced.
It is tough to find real news about things happening that can really make a difference. I guess this ends the interruption to the Coulter sniping. Unless of course you want to comment onthe situation in Baghdad as reported by Omar. That would be great.