BAGHDAD: U.S. and Iraqi forces, backed by Polish army helicopters, swept through Shiite militia strongholds south of Baghdad on Saturday, rounding up dozens of militants and killing two.If these suspected militants were in Pakistan we might expect The News to call them "miscreants."
Iraqi police said 30 suspected fighters linked to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army were grabbed in a pre-dawn house-to-house search by U.S. and Iraqi raiders in two eastern neighborhoods in Diwaniyah, 80 miles south of Baghdad.
It's just one of those odd things about this Pakistani newspaper.
Michael Ledeen is mentioning the v-word with respect to Iraq. That's got to set Harry Reid's teeth on edge.