In Bizarro Iraq…

...where the surge worked and the war has largely ended:

BAGHDAD, March 24 -- Followers of influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr launched a civil strike Monday to protest raids and mass arrests by Iraq's security forces, underscoring the growing frustrations of Sadr's group, which U.S. military officials say is playing a key role in keeping down violence in Iraq.

In other words, al-Sadr's cease fire might be ending.