Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Pakistani clerics have issued rulings declaring suicide bombings to be "un Islamic". The UN says that more than 190,000 Pakistanis have fled from battle areas in Pakistan. The Taliban in Afghanistan is reportedly asking for peace negotiations. We must remain skeptical because we have heard these rumblings before, but hope is eternal.

The ruling in regard to suicide bombings is a rejection of al Qaeda. The US has said it will not negotiate with any group that maintains ties with al Qaeda. Hope is eternal. Bush still has three months to negotiate the peace.