Monday, October 11, 2004

Some good things

Followers of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr trickled in to police stations in Baghdad's Sadr City district to hand in weapons Monday under a deal with the government that is seen as a key step toward ending weeks of fighting with U.S. and Iraqi forces in the Shiite militant stronghold.

And then there is this
Syrian President Bashar Assad is offering to make peace with Israel and says he is ready to cooperate with the United States in stabilizing Iraq, a former senior State Department official said Wednesday.

These are both great news. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think the violence will stop but, both are moves in the right direction.

Although Sharon has "rebuffed" Syria's overtures thus far, and I can't blame him, at least Syria is making a move.

It does seem that something is working over there. I wonder what it is?