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Posted by Thunder Pig on February 14, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007 — While members of the U.S. House of Representatives take turns weighing in on President Bush’s planned troop surge in Iraq, the focus in Iraq is not on the arrival of more U.S. troops, but the departure of one of the country’s most powerful men, Moqtada al Sadr and members of his army.

According to senior military officials, al Sadr left Baghdad two to three weeks ago and fled to Tehran, Iran, where he has family.

Al Sadr commands the Mahdi army, one of the most formidable insurgent militias in Iraq, and his move coincides with the announced U.S. troop surge in Baghdad.

Sources believe al Sadr is worried about an increase of 20,000 U.S. troops in the Iraqi capital. One official told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, “He is scared he will get a JDAM [bomb] dropped on his house.”

Sources say some of the Mahdi army leadership went with al Sadr.

Read the rest at ABC News

Read the article at Little Green Footballs, where I was inspired by one of the commentors to post this video to give us a bit of the flavor for how it went, complete with Congress as the Three-Headed Guy:

And all this while Congress contemplates Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory.

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CALL TO ACTION—Contact Bank of America

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 14, 2007

Bank of America Higher Standards Newsroom
Bank of America https://www. bankofamerica. com is offering credit cards to customers without a social security card (illegal aliens).
TOLL FREE NUMBER – when phone is answered pres “O” for operator – you may have to hold





Write a postcard/letter
Bank of America CEO
Kenneth D. Lewis
Chairman, CEO and President
Bank of America Corporate Center
100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255

Bank of America offering credit cards to illegal immigrants

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Bank of America (BAC : BAC Last: BAC) is offering credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers in an effort to pursue illegal immigrants and grow its business, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. While checking accounts and mortgages have been offered in the past, it’s been difficult for undocumented workers to get major credit cards and therby develop a credit history. The bank has been quietly testing the program to provide credit cards to customers who hold a checking account for three months without an overdraft. Last week, the bank rolled out the program in 51 branches in Los Angeles, with plans on the books for national expansion later this year. Bank of America charges a higher interest rate and an upfront fee for the cards

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