Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday's good news from Iraq

Operation Lightning Hammer in Diyala Province results in the death or capture of over 60 terrorists.

Despite being ignored by many in the mainstream media, there was an important agreement arrived at yesterday between the Maliki government and other political factions in Iraq. It shows that political improvement and the functionality of the Iraqi government can improve. Quote: "Iraq's top five political leaders announced an agreement Sunday night to release thousands of prisoners being held without charge and to reform the law that has kept thousands of members of Saddam Hussein's political party out of government jobs.
The agreement was publicized after several days of meetings between Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite; President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd; Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni; Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi, a Shiite; and Massoud Barzani, president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region..."

In related news, U.S. forces also struck recently in Pakistan, this time vs terrorists of the Taliban variety. The Taliban suffered 19 dead.