Najaf Optimism Counseled

· long story short

US intelligence sources have good news about the coming assault on the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf:
–US troops entering the shrine are likely to be greeted with cheers by the militia members holding out inside.
–The building itself will be protected from battle-damage by America’s new GARDOL Anti-Missile Shield.
–US diplomat Paul Bremer will be tapped to head the Transitional Shi’ite Holy Sites Protective Commission.