Certain things tempt bloggers. Each day, we face dilemmas - you can Google “Republican”, “hooker”, and “diaper” or “pastor”, “dildo”, and “wetsuit” and come up with an easy post. Or, you can blog on what’s rapidly becoming a forgotten war:
Iraqi soldiers found the mass grave in Mahmoudiya on Thursday, and military authorities believe the bodies have been there for more than a year.
Troops — who initially found 33 bodies — have been excavating the site since it was discovered.
Oh pish, you say, that’s so last year … isn’t The Surge™ working?
Shiite militias fought U.S. and Iraqi forces in Sadr City, Baghdad, for a seventh day Saturday and a vehicle ban continued to frustrate residents, driven indoors for a week by the battles.
Rocket or mortar fire also struck the Green Zone, the heavily secured neighborhood that is the U.S. seat of power, but no casualities were reported, the U.S. Embassy said.
More success after the jump.
And what else has the Boy King ruined today, you ask?
The U.S.-backed Iraqi troops are fighting the Mehdi Army militia — which is loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr — in the sprawling, crowded Baghdad slum.
Witnesses said U.S. aircraft bombarded the area for hours, while media reported rockets slamming into houses and many casualties.
Wait, isn’t the Mehdi Army the people we were paying not to shoot at us?
Oh well, just another day in the best war ever.