Wish I could write about yesterday's absolutely fascinating event but alas; non-attribution clauses are a b*tch. Instead, I'll just mention that Anbar Salvation Council leader Hamed al-Hayes just threatened to take up arms against Tareq al-Hashemi's Iraqi Islamic Party in an escalation of their struggle for political power in Anbar. Hayes said that he and Ali Hatem met with Parliament speaker Mahmoud al-Mashadani about their long-standing request to the Iraqi government and to the Islamic Party to review political conditions in the province. They want the IIP-dominated provincial councils dissolved, and power handed over to the ASC. Should this not happen, he said, "we will raise up weapons against the Islamic Party if we do not achieve our demands." I'm sure that this is good news for some reason.