Iraqi PM offers olive branch to insurgents

More good news from Iraq:

[quote]BAGHDAD, Iraq - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday offered an olive branch to insurgents who join in rebuilding Iraq and said lawmakers should set a timeline for the Iraqi military and police to take control of security throughout the country.

The prime minister made no mention of any timetable for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces in a 24-point national reconciliation plan he presented to parliament.

The plan would include an amnesty for insurgents and opposition figures who have not been involved in terrorist activities. Al-Maliki stressed that insurgent killers would not escape justice.[/quote]

From near civil war to amnesty. :bravo:

[quote]BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks — including those on American troops — if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from
Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.[/quote]

WHohooo :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

The diplomacy begins. There’s no way the US leaving permanently, but this is a start. Hopefully this will bring them to the table and away from the roadside.