I just hope when this battle is over Sadr is dead, not captured.
"We are allowed to engage the enemy only in self defence and long enough to break contact," Maj Bob Pizzateli, from the 1st Cavalry Division, was quoted by AP news agency as saying. "That was a blanket order for everybody."
If true this is very disheartening. We should be going in to take care of this business once and for all. Second, if true, why are we announcing it publicly? I hope that is just the line they're feeding the press to keep down stories about the evil, infidel Americans destroying ancient mosques and cemeteries.