About That Reconciliation


It looks as if, as was widely expected in dovish quarters, Iraq’s new de-Baathification law is proving unacceptable to Sunni Arabs, and Iraq’s Sunni Vice President is saying he’ll veto it. Meanwhile, if I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times — the states purpose of the surge was to lay the groundwork for political reconciliation, reconciliation looks further away than ever and the surge is about to run out of time. That’s a failed policy.