Saturday, March 24, 2007


Fear of the Shias is apparently not enough to hold the Sunni Arabs in line to keep fighting the Iraqi government. The terrorists are sending in enforcers:

A suicide truck bomber struck a police station in a mainly Sunni area in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 18 people, police said, as insurgents apparently step up their campaign against fellow Sunnis seen as collaborating with the U.S. and the Iraqi government.

This is a good thing. When the enemy has to divert resources from attacking the government and government supporters to striking what they believe should be their base of support, the enemy weakens.

Further, by visibly making Sunni Arabs victims of the jihadis, it aids the ability of the Sunni Arabs to overcome Shia and Kurdish hatred of Sunnis for four centuries of rule, several decades of Saddam's brutal regime, and four years of terrorism.

And it pushes the Sunni Arabs to join in the national resistance to the jihadis that could cement their position in a new and democratic Iraq as a minority protected by rule of law instead of their plan to rely on their own guns and terror--a plan that is failing as shown by the number of Sunni Arabs who have fled Iraq.

This is yet another sign of the sure (but slow) path to victory that we have been on for the last four years.