Patterico's Pontifications

4/29/2003

NEGOTIATING WITH TERROR: Here’s a

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:44 am

NEGOTIATING WITH TERROR: Here’s a story about our war on terror. There is a group in Iraq whose members “killed several American military personnel and civilian contractors in the 1970’s and supported the takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979.” The group “has carried out dozens of bombings that were aimed at Iranian military and government workers, but that also killed civilians. . . . It was added to the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations in 1997.” Last week Pentagon officials said that the group had served as a “de facto security organization for the Iraqi government.”

We have just reached a deal (described here) with this group, which allows them to keep their weapons, including “artillery and antiaircraft guns” — as long as they agree not to use them against us.

I am not making this up.

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