Recently there has been a growing call for peace talks in Iraq, the amazing thing is that it is not our military or government calling for the talks. It is not the Iraqi government calling for the talks, or even the U.N. It is the insurgents. The people who supposedly just want to kill and mame Americans and wreak havoc on Iraqi life are the ones who are calling for peace. Amazing.
I would be willing to put a large amount of money down however that says that the Administration will refuse these talks citing that the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorist. What they seem to have not learned yet is that we are no longer dealing with a few terrorist in Iraq, or even a few terrorist cells. We are dealing with well organized, well trained militias who have the popular support of many of the civilians because they are local. It is time that Bush and his administration swallow their pride and admit that the best way out of this for our troops is to try and negotiate a peace with those that we are fighting and let them actually make the decisions for their government. And if that means splitting Iraq into multiple countries then so be it, it's their country they can split it if they like.
Right now more deaths are occurring because of the existence of U.S. troops in Iraq and religious differences than any other reason. The number one reason is religious differences and each religious group wanting their own territory and their own rights. The second being deaths associated with groups attempting to get the U.S. to leave, so why not let them do what they want, it's NOT our country and it's time we learned that.
Maybe I'm wrong and they have other reasons, but it would seem to me that the best way to find out those reasons and to try and stop them would be to actually talk to those who are willing, like the people asking for peace talks. The worst that can happen is that the talks fail and we go back to fighting, the best that can happen is we work out a peace deal that all parties are happy with and the fighting ends. I think the choice is clear, keep fighting and refusing to talk and the fighting and death definitely continues, or take a chance on the talks and it might end, you decide.
Call your Government Officials today and tell them you want us to take peace talks in Iraq seriously and want our soldiers home!