Sunday, February 06, 2005



This is the political equivalent of the "thud" a boxer makes when he hits the canvas:

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s leading Sunni clerics group has demanded a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops as the price of their participation in drawing up a new constitution, as more than 20 people were reportedly killed.


The committee, which persuaded the main Sunni religious faction, the Islamic Party, to boycott last Sunday’s election, hinted that it would press Sunni Arab insurgents to abandon their campaign of violence if its demands were met.
And for added effect, they're hinting that they'll press? Sounds definite to me!