We will not have long to wait to see how the White House and the Cliff Mays of the world spin this. Likely a two pronged spin. On one hand, they will suggest this is a good thing — removing Sistani and his annoying moderation allows moral clarity to reign in Iraq. On the other hand, they will say that Sistani was the key to victory and his sabotage by Ned Lamont, Jim Webb and defectors like Chris Shays destroyed victory when it was within our grasp. Sistani, watching Fox News, could not stomach the thought of a Democrat victory this fall and thus opened the flood gates to civil war.
Or something like that. Naturally, this also explains the 24% decline in Fox News viewership compared to last year. Cal Thomas' white trash demographic is letting the side down. When will their treason ever end ?
Update 09/04/06: Sunday Sistani's assistant, Sheikh Hassan Mohammed Mahdi al-Jawadi, was assassinated.