Sunday, November 20, 2005

It's good to talk...

I've long taken the view that decoupling the two strands of insurgency taking place in Iraq would be an important step towards eventual Coalition success and that pacifying the domestic insurgency is almost certainly a prerequisite to dealing with the ongoing threat posed by foreign fighters. Therefore this story is fairly interesting, though there have been rumblings in this direction for some time now - probably with the encouragement of the Americans.

The question, of course, is whether this is a sign of strength or of weakness on the part of the Iraqi government. I imagine that much of the commentariat will go with the latter. This is certainly plausible, but I don't know.

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