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To: Lazarus_Long who wrote (148631)11/24/2005 6:47:02 PM
From: Nadine Carroll  Respond to of 773021
U.S. and Iraqi officials believe their best chance for a negotiated settlement of the insurgency involves driving a wedge between extremists and groups led by members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party who want a share of power.

Al Qaeda is lending a hand by blowing up mosques and hospitals, and generally giving the insurgency a bad name.

But it's not going to be easy. The Sunni insurgents are going to want to "negotiate" Palestinian style - with talks at the table AND bombs in the streets. If the Iraqi government wants the bombs to stop they will have to make them an offer they can't refuse.