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July 12, 2004

Iraqi Amnesty: Carrots and Swords

FoxNews on the Iraqi amnesty plan, which is reported as an "amensty or else" kind of thing.

Much talk of those who commit violence facing "the sword." Good.

In another article I read, an Iraqi official characterized the plan as "first the amnesties, then the executions."

Other Iraq stuff:

Iraqis deny their countrymen could be responsible for the violence, blaming terrorists on foreigners, such as "Syrians or Jordanians."

I find this modestly hopeful. If Iraqis are denying that other Iraqis are doing this, then obviously they find it shameful, and that means it's not supported.

Slowly Baghdad life returning to normal. The article spends a lot of time describing the re-opening of a popular drag-racing club.

Good. Bush always does well with the NASCAR set.


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