Since apparently SH & Co. intend to hang tough, what we really have here is
what police call a hostage situation. The hostages, of course, are the
Iraqi people. Did not SH wonder aloud the other day how many Iraqis we are
prepared to kill? Seen from this point of view, those “leadership strikes”
are the equivalent of a police sharpshooter trying for a headshot. May they
succeed, and soon!