Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sunni Sheiks Offer to Fight al Qaeda in Iraq

Lord knows how this one slipped through the al-Reuters Good News From Iraq Embargo :
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunni tribal leaders who have vowed to drive al Qaeda out of Iraq's most restive province met the Shi'ite premier on Wednesday, marking what Washington hopes will be a breakthrough alliance against Islamist militants.

Sattar al-Buzayi, a Sunni sheikh from Anbar province who has emerged in recent weeks as a leader of a tribal alliance against Osama bin Laden's followers, said he and about 15 other sheikhs had offered their cooperation to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Expect Democratic party leaders to begin condemning the sheiks as soon as they become aware of the story.