Thursday, May 27, 2004

Shades of Fallujah?

Politics of convenience are fun, particularly when it comes to Bushraq. Yesterday's terrorist/outlaw/murderer/liberal/all-around-badguy (and we don't negotiate with with the likes of them) is today's diplomat:

No one seemed to know if or when Sadr would disband his militia, or surrender to face charges which accuse him, among other things, of involvement in the April 2003 murder of moderate Shiite cleric Abdel Majid al-Khoei. Both were unshakeable demands of U.S. authorities in early April. But subsequent weeks of debilitating violence—and the looming June 30 transfer of sovereignty to Iraqis—may have reshaped priorities for the Coalition. Now, it seems, Sadr himself will negotiate the future status of his militia and his arrest warrants with Shiite political and religious figures.

Bring 'em on.