Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Key to Getting Out of Iraq

We could extricate ourselves from the Middle East by taking all those billions spent on weapons to set up a TV network for every faction in the region.

Tonight the Shiite cleric Muktada al-Sadr announces he will announce tomorrow the withdrawal of his six ministers in the Iraqi government to protest Prime Minister al-Maliki's failure to react to his followers' protest last week to get our troops out of the country. Translation: We're not getting enough attention.

After the ratings coup by Iranian Prime Minister Admadinejad with the British sailors, it is clear that TV cameras can do more than explosives to calm down that part of the world.

It is noteworthy that al-Sadr is not pulling out his members of Parliament, saving that move for another round of headlines and TV bulletins. Attention must be paid.

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