From Steven R. Weisman and John F. Burns of the NEW YORK TIMES:
"The Bush administration, struggling to cope with a recent intensification of insurgent violence in Iraq, has received signals from some radical Sunni Arab leaders that they would abandon fighting if the new Shiite majority government gave Sunnis a significant voice in the country's political evolution, administration officials said this week."
What to do? Would ceding these Sunni Arab leaders' wishes amount to negotiating with terrorists? It would certainly send a clear signal that political aims can be achieved through terrorism.
The problem: which is the worse choice; giving them their way or telling them to pack sand?