ABC News: Al Sadr Fled Iraq, Fearing U.S. Bombs

jdam OK, I do find this a bit humorous. Think about it, when was the last time you stressed about a Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) GBU-31 bomb dropping directly on your house, with your name on it.

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."   ABC News: Al Sadr Fled Iraq, Fearing U.S. Bombs