The question is, when will they be ready?
According to the Washington Times (free reg required), an anonymous US official who “has spent months in Iraq” and has spoken to many “fence sitting” Sunnis, says the Sunnis will turn against the foreigners when they’re political demands are satisfied.
The official also said the Sunnis are demanding that Shi’ite security forces cease what the Sunnis consider harassing search-and-seizure measures that target innocent Iraqis.
“We’re getting a lot of bad guys,” the official said. “Are non-bad guys being killed? Absolutely. … A civil war has started to a degree.”
These discussions with Sunni groups has apparently been officially OK’ed by Condeleeza Rice and the Administration as a new tactic to beat the insurgency.
I have to say, it’s the first smart tactic I’ve heard since the start of the invasion. We can only hope it works… and that the number of Iraqis and American soldiers killed between now and the supposed time of uprising by Sunnis against the foreigners is kept to a minimum.