This from the WaPo:
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office on Thursday accepted the resignation of an aide who had told a reporter that Maliki was considering a limited amnesty that would likely include guerrillas who had attacked U.S. troops, the aide said.
Maliki’s broad statements about amnesty, at a news conference Wednesday in Baghdad, marked the first time a leader from Iraq’s dominant Shiite religious parties had indicated openness to pardoning members of the Sunni insurgency.
The statement from Maliki’s office Thursday also said: “It is not true what some of the media outlets including The Washington Post have said about the willingness of the Iraqi government to talk with armed groups.”
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