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What Is Needed for Reconciliation in Iraq

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Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Phillips

Topic: Politics (Insurgency, and counterinsurgency)

Keywords: Middle East

Type: Brief

Coverage: Iraq


On June 27th, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki emphasized that the new national reconciliation plan he had introduced to parliament two days earlier would not provide amnesty for anyone in Iraq who had killed either Americans or Iraqis in the name of insurgency or terrorism. "This is an international commitment, an ethical commitment: Whoever kills is not included in amnesty," he said.