The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97835   Message #2208043
Posted By: Teribus
04-Dec-07 - 12:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Subject: RE: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Well Ron, as I said previously, things have got better in Iraq and yes there's still a long way to go. The one thing I have always said is that this is going to take time.

Reconciliation between parties involved is essential, I do not believe anyone has ever denied that. The first step to be taken in the reconciliation process is realisation. Realisation that there is going to be no military solution and no outright "winner". Realisation that things have to change. The Sunni Arab community in Iraq have realised both of those facts and are now co-operating with their Government in addressing the security situation in their respective areas. Something I said that they would have to do months, if not years ago. You Ron, on the other hand, were advocating appeasement.