PEACE IN NAJAF?….Muqtada al-Sadr has apparently called off his insurgency:

With the formal end of U.S.-led occupation just two weeks away, Sadr issued a statement from his base in Najaf calling on his Mehdi Army militiamen to go home.

“Each of the individuals of the Mehdi Army, the loyalists who made sacrifices…should return to their governorates to do their duty,” the statement said.

That call came a day after President Bush said the United States would not oppose a political role for Sadr — only weeks after branding him an anti-democratic thug.

This is unexpected good news.

On the other hand, Fox News this morning was claiming that Nick Berg executioner Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is holed up in Fallujah, although I haven’t seen that reported anywhere else yet. Hard to say if that’s good news or bad.

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