Nov 28 2007
For those terminal defeatists (which should just admit their own defeat instead of everyone else’s) the signs of Iraqi reconciliation progressing must be maddening. I wonder how it feels to see news like this and grasp for a grey cloud from all the silver lining:
Leading Shiite cleric in Iraq Ali Sistani Tuesday banned the killing of Iraqis, particularly the Sunnis, and urged the Shiites to protect their brother Sunnis.
Sistani bans the Iraqi blood in general the blood of Sunnis in particular. His announcement came during a meeting with a delegation from Sunni clerics from southern and northern Iraq.
The clerics are visiting Najaf to participate in the first national conference for Ulemaa of Shiites and Sunnis.
Sistani called on the Shiites to protect their Sunni brothers, according to Sheikh Khaled Al-Mulla, head of the authority of Ulemaa of Southern Iraq, noting that the Fatwa of Sistani would have positive impacts nationwide.
H/T Reader Crosspatch. Sistani demands Shiia protect their fellow Muslims and Iraqis. That is something quite different from the approach al-Qaeda and the Shiite Militia have taken, which is simply a bloodlust of brutal atrocities on everyone around them. Reconciliation is progressing. Much faster than political reconciliation is progressing back here in the US with the idiotic delusional liberal far left at war with the rest of America and forcing the US Congress into a dearth of zero progress this term. The same tact the far right took last term. If America is going to look for or demand reconciliation in Iraq it needs to face up to the reality back here at home that ‘compromise’ is not a dirty word or hell on earth. The alternatives are pretty clear, especially in the extreme shown by Islamic sects.