According to a Washington Times report the new Iraqi Leaders are planning to offer amnesty to insurgents who have been fighting U.S. and coalition
forces. For the new Iraq Government this could be a move to distance itself from the 14-month U.S. occupation....
BAGHDAD - Less than a week after taking power, Iraq's prime minister is considering offering amnesty to insurgents and could extend it to those who
killed American troops, in an apparent bid to lure Saddam Hussein's loyalists from their campaign of violence.
A spokesman for Iyad Allawi went so far as to suggest attacks on U.S. troops over the past year were legitimate acts of resistance a sign of the
new government's desire to distance itself from the 14-month U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.
"If [a guerrilla] was in opposition against the Americans, that will be justified because it was an occupation force," the spokesman, Georges
Sada, said yesterday. "We will give them freedom."
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Everyone has been screaming for this handover of power to the Iraqis and no one should complain now. Right?
Iraq like Saudi Arabia is in a tough position. They must find a way to co-exist with even the radicals among them. while trying to keep their nation
secure. But to offer amnesty? Maybe they should just let the Insurgents take over and run the nation. Because if they give them total amnesty then in
a way that is what they are doing. These same insurgents are the ones who have targeted several Iraqi leaders in multiple attacks and some were
killed, so it would seem this is an attempt to appease the insurgents in what appears to be a pathetic plea for survival among the radicals.
Looks like the June 30th report, in which the Iraqi government decided to not only offer amnesty for insurgents, but also reinstate both the death
penalty and a national security law first enacted in the 1960's, was on the mark. Links below.
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