Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Remember that Bob Dylan tune? 

Señor, Señor, can you tell me where we're headin'
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
Seems like we've been down this way before
Can you tell me what we're doing here, Señor?

"While senior American military officials in Baghdad appeared confident that they had Mr. Sadr's forces in Najaf contained, officers and soldiers on the front line painted a different picture. They said that rebels move freely between the cemetery and Najaf's old city, and that American forces do not fully control the cemetery, which is three miles long and two miles wide."

A follower of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr carrying an RPG launcher takes to the streets Monday in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
Photo: Nabil Juranee/AP

A follower of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Meanwhile, back in Baghdad ...

The Washington Post says "residents rejected" a government-ordered afternoon-to-dawn curfew in Baghdad's Sadr City. "The Americans shot the Imam Ali shrine, so now the people will fight with the Mahdi Army," said one resident. "Everyone is outside their houses. Even the children. People are watching and all of them are ready to fight on the streets."

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