“Going into Najaf will be a disaster, it will make the main Shi’ite leaders turn away from us,” Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper quoted a senior diplomatic source as saying. “If Sadr gives up on violence, we should be talking with him. We want to talk with anyone in Iraq who doesn’t shoot at us.”
Asked if there was a difference of opinion with Washington over Najaf, Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski told the newspaper: “Our currency is dialogue and understanding. We do not need new troops in Iraq, just (new) political initiatives.”
It’s time to initiate the Clue Delivery System©:
Attention, silly people and diplomats (I know, it’s redundant): this is what happens when you try to negotiate with terrorists.