Tribal leaders in Diyala announce alliance against al-Qaeda.
The reaction from the wingers at Strata-Sphere was this:
The Democrat’s and al Qaeda’s worst nightmares apparently are taking shape in Iraq’s Diyala’s Province. The model of success seen in what was the insurgent/al Qaeda stronghold of Anbar Province is now taking shape in Diyala as the Arab/Muslim street is rising up - against al Qaeda!I would suggest this may be part of the wingers worst nightmare. Is this just part of the Iraqis to take their country back? Not just from al-Qaeda but from the Americans and yes, the Iranians.
So the Iraqi parliament will take their 2 month vacation and they are perfectly aware that this will dry up support for the occupation in the US but it looks like they may be planning for a post occupation Iraq without the US.
Via Cernig the New York Times thinks Mr. Bush is Alone. Of course that's an amazing grasp of the obvious moment but this jumped right out at me:
The really important question now facing Washington is the one Mr. Bush still refuses to address: how, while there is still some time left, to design an exit strategy that contains the chaos in Iraq and minimizes the damage to United States interests when American troops inevitably leave.As I suggested above the Iraqis are taking care of that themselves - all we have to do is leave.