Breaking: Senate Republicans right about something in Iraq!

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This morning, the Washington Postreported that Iraqi officials, hoping to bring insurgents into the political process, were considering offering an amnesty to Iraqis who had attacked American forces, but not to those who had perpetrated attacks on Iraqi civilians.

The aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki who was quoted in the story later resigned over the disclosure. Apparently al-Maliki wasn't all that keen to have his plan to let people who had killed American troops off the hook broadcast to the Washington Post.

In the interim, a number of Senate Republicans spoke out in favor of the plan on the Senate floor, and some liberal bloggers took them to task for being inconsistent: "Republicans seamlessly slip from kill'em all to hug'em all," wrote Atrios.

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