"I may be wrong and you may be right, and by an effort, we may get nearer to the truth." (Karl Popper)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Omar and Mohammed carry the news

Omar and Mohamemd, who blog at Iraq The Model, bring some interesting news in recent days. Today they report the arrest of Abu Qudama al-Tunisi, a Tunisian suspected of (who it seems has in fact confessed to) the bombing that destroyed the Askari Shrine in Samarra on February 22nd this year. Between reports on Sunday and today, they suggest that 10 insurgent groups have accepted prime minster Maliki's reconciliation plan. They also report today that no amnesty is to be offered to anyone who has killed either coalition or Iraqi government forces. This meets the condition rather eloquently set out by Mohammed on Sunday: "No legitimacy for outlaw militants, period. Who carries arms outside the official circle is an outlaw and should not be negotiated with before he drops his weapon and must first recognize the government that represents 11 million voters before he can ask for recognition from the government."

Iraq The Model is well worth dropping in on every so often for news that might not make the press in this part of the world.


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