Maliki's plan is to make four out of five Baathist dead-enders unemployed and armed. Why won't they go back to killing US soldiers and Shiites? Psychosis is doing the same disastrous things over and over and expecting the terrible results to improve.
The article continues: "We are afraid that half of the Awakening will be left alone in the streets," said Kaleefa Ahmed, a leader of the movement in Anbar province, of the transition plan announced Monday. "If that happens, we will return to square one, with some of our men returning to the insurgency."
To the victors belong the spoils, and as the article continues: "Awakening leaders are already on the run in many provinces. Iraqi army officials said they had arrest warrants for more than 650 Awakening leaders in western Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district. As the men fled to evade capture, residents said that violence has spiked and members of the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq have come back."
Some people's freedom fighters are other people's terrorists, the article continues: "Col. Saadi al-Dulaimy, commander of an Iraqi army battalion west of Baghdad, said many Awakening fighters are former members of al-Qaeda in Iraq with blood on their hands and complicity in killings of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers. "Today they claim they are part of the Awakening just to escape punishment," he said.
We are allowing al-Maliki to ruin the heroic efforts our boys and girls in the military, conceivably perpetuating the horrors in Iraq.
W was a horror. Let's pray that mini-me doesn't get a chance to continue the failures of GOP governance.