Matthew Duss

Matthew Duss is a foreign policy analyst and a contributing writer for the Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter @mattduss.

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BOTTOM-UP RECONCILIATION.

Ha'aretz has this story on a potentially significant meeting between Palestinians and Israelis in Hebron:

The heads of the largest Palestinian clans in Hebron met with the Kiryat Arba local council chief and prominent leaders of the Jewish community in Hebron on Wednesday in what both sides described as a meeting of reconciliation, Army Radio reported.

Sheikh Abu-Hader Ja'abri, the head of a prominent Palestinian clan and a relative of a former mayor of Hebron, and the head of the Abu Sneinah clan, Haj Akram Abu-Sneinah met with the head of the Kiryat Arba settlement council, Zvi K'tzubar, and the heads of Jewish settlers in Hebron.

JUST THROW IT ON THE PILE.

A story in this morning's NY Times on how the U.S. Army buried a report critical of post-war planning in Iraq:

[The RAND Corporation] submitted a report in the summer of 2005 called “Rebuilding Iraq.” RAND researchers provided an unclassified version of the report along with a secret one, hoping that its publication would contribute to the public debate on how to prepare for future conflicts.

But the study’s wide-ranging critique of the White House, the Defense Department and other government agencies was a concern for Army generals, and the Army has sought to keep the report under lock and key.

YESTERDAY'S TERRORIST IS TODAY'S LINCHPIN.

International Crisis Group has just published a new report entitled "Iraq’s Civil War, the Sadrists and the Surge." It's findings are summarized thusly:

NEW FRONTIERS IN DEMAGOGIC HICKITUDE.

Shorter Mike Huckabee:

"Wanting to end the war in Iraq shows that Barack Obama and other Democrats just don't get it about the Holocaust."

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