Friday, June 23, 2006

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Stop,
Iran


Apparently, the Iraqi government is set to announce a broad-based peace plan within the next few days:


THE Iraqi Government will announce a sweeping peace plan as early as Sunday [..]

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.


Atlas says Rumsfeld and Casey knew this was coming soon, and are now, more and more focusing their efforts on ...

Iran:


Huh? What? What was that sound?

Casey and Rumsfeld at Pentagon briefing kept emphasizing the "complicating factor" is Iranian special forces and Hezbollah activity in Iraq (at their last press conference). I thought that was telling. That and today's announcement that they would be reploying additional troops over to Iraq in coming months.


Get the whole scoop at Atlas Shrugs.