Basra, warts and all: Maliki and the Iraq Army, Police, and other government forces have routed basically all of Sadr's forces and army. You can read all about it from people not reporting from hotels in London or Baghdad here HERE, here. All links say that Saddr lost PERIOD, that Maliki is getting stronger, that Iraqi government forces have split Saddr's army up into "criminals" and non criminals and are killing the criminals (which just happen to be part of Saddr's so-called Army). Once again the MSM shows that it hopes we lose, will do everything to see that we lose, and will never report "victories" for what is actually "our" side. Wonder why MSM is losing ad revenue?