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Friday, June 23, 2006

What will the "decider" do?

Will he have any choice?
As I have said before sooner or later the new Iraqi government was going to have to tell Bush to leave. Well it looks like it it may be sooner rather than later.
Peace deal offers Iraq insurgents an amnesty
THE Iraqi Government will announce a sweeping peace plan as early as Sunday in a last-ditch effort to end the Sunni insurgency that has taken the country to the brink of civil war.
The 28-point package for national reconciliation will offer Iraqi resistance groups inclusion in the political process and an amnesty for their prisoners if they renounce violence and lay down their arms, The Times can reveal.

The Government will promise a finite, UN-approved timeline for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq; a halt to US operations against insurgent strongholds; an end to human rights violations, including those by coalition troops; and compensation for victims of attacks by terrorists or Iraqi and coalition forces.

It will pledge to take action against Shia militias and death squads. It will also offer to review the process of “de-Baathification” and financial compensation for the thousands of Sunnis who were purged from senior jobs in the Armed Forces and Civil Service after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Now this is not what the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld cabal had in mind. What about those permanent military bases? What about control of the oil? What about the Halliburton etc. money trough?

They may not have any choice. The administration has trained and armed a security force that will turn on them in a minute. After three years of destroying cities and towns, massacring civilians and torture the Americans are hated as much as Saddam ever was.

The best the administration can hope for at this point is to spin it into a win.

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