Friday, June 10, 2005
From "Bring 'em on" to "Bring 'em in"
An article in the Guardian reports that officially sanctioned talks between the U.S. government and affiliates of the Iraqi insurgency (or parts of it) have taken place. Let me just say that I certainly don't oppose contacts between the U.S. government and insurgents. I think the U.S. should be talking to as many people as possible -- it's generally refered to as diplomacy. In general I think that talking is the way to reduce the number of deaths. On the other hand, it is sobering to think of the future of Iraq being hammered out between these two factions -- the occupying military of the world's largest superpower and the violent resistance it has produced.