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Iraqi Government and Insurgents in Contact: Rumsfeld

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posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 02:41 PM
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US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today there had been contacts between the Iraqi government and insurgents in the violence-racked country.

Declining to detail exactly who had been talking to whom, the architect of the US-led invasion in 2003 told BBC television's Newsnight program the contacts were broad ranging and crucial to establishing stability.
"It's a full spectrum of opinion and viewpoint, and the task is to not get people way in the far end, who have blood on their hands over here, it's just to get everyone to keep moving in the right direction towards support of the government," he said.

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I think this is just another public relations exercise by Rumsfeld to try and 'sure up' public opinion among member countries of the coalition.

Sanc'.




posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 02:49 PM
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It is possible that they actually are in contact, but it could be much less civil and structured as they make it appear.

I mean, in reality, even when they release videos or tapes making demands and the government responds publicly that could be considered contact in a liberal sense of the word.



 
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