Always a calm after the storm I guess..... Iraqi politician wants US to quit jails http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news...9340002125583&dt=20040512193400&w=RTR&coview= This is a good thing, as it gives more faith to Iraqis that things will improve. Assuming we do this handover right, this will assist in calming this situation Iraqi Shiite Cleric Al-Sadr Offers to End Insurgency http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aqiqCP5.r7dw&refer=us With moderate clerics putting pressure on Sadr, stepped offensives against the insurgents themselves, Sadr is offering a possible truce. Perhaps this is the chance for the tides to turn. Cleric Sistani has voiced his support for this, so let's hope! And some good things our troops are doing (right wing propaganda to some of you!) http://www.operationiraqichildren.org/ Hearts and minds! And for those with neither, well, our military has a way for those people too.