The Baggage of American Extremism
NO ENEMY NO NEGOTIATIONS, ONLY THE DEAD ARE REAL
by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
When General Petraeus asked for the "surge" in Iraq, he also opened negotiations with top Sunni and Shiite militia leaders, opened not only "negotiations" but started passing out cash.
This combined with the "hammer" of a powerful new military force was the temporary military solution he had been tasked with, one that was, within limits, successful.
The lack of real diplomatic negotiations after that has bogged the US down in Iraq where it now looks like we may spend years.
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