Group Questions Bush Meeting With Militia Leaders In Anbar

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A press release from Americans Against Escalation In Iraq:

Why is President Bush Meeting With Militia Leaders In Anbar?

Former Trainer of Iraqi Police Forces Questions Why Bush Would Meet With the leaders of "former" Terrorists

Today AFP reports Bush is meeting with Sunni tribal leaders in Anbar, Iraq. Many of these group have been described by US General Odierno to the Washington Post as groups that "were once adversaries," previously engaged in attacks on US forces.

Iraq war veteran John Bruhns made the following remarks about the President's visit: "I wonder which tribal leaders President is meeting with today? I hope President Bush is not meeting with the leaders who have ordered their militia men to attack and kill American soldiers."

According to the Washington Post, handshake agreements have allied US forces with "former enemies in exchange for information about roadside bombs, weapons caches and sanctuaries of al-Qaeda in Iraq." [Washington Post, 7/20/07]

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