Shaikh Sattar Killed in Bombing; Anbar State of Emergency

Shaikh Sattar Abu Risha, leader of the Council for the Salvation of al-Anbar Province, has been killed by a bomb set at the entrance to his farm near Ramadi. Sawt al-Iraq says that a state of emergency has been declared in the province as a result. Bush met with him on the recent trip to a US base in al-Anbar and he was being held up as an American success story in finding tribal allies against the Salafi Jihadis that Washington styles “al-Qaeda.”

The Bush adminstration has presented a lot of statistics on Iraq this week. Aljazeera English presents some others:

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