U.S. lawmakers called a proposal to give amnesty to Iraq's insurgents a "get-out-of-jail-free" policy, and demanded that President Bush reject the plan. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's proposed reconciliation plan would grant amnesty to insurgents and opposition figures who have not been involved in terrorist activities. Al-Maliki said he hoped the plan would ease sectarian violence in Iraq. Read more.
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"I am against the proposal of granting anything except a bullet to the insurgents who have killed American soldiers. No amnesty should be given to killers of Americans trying to help bring democracy to Iraq." — David (Georgetown, IN)
"If they want a get-out-of-jail-free card, then all they have to do is reveal where Bin Ladin is. They should stay in jail until the war is over, and it won’t be over until Bin Ladin is killed." — David (Maryland)
"I think it's a good idea. If you pardon the insurgents, as oppoosed to terrorists — who will deliberately or indiscriminately kill innocents — it prevents them from being backed into a corner. If they think they have no chance at peace, they will continue to fight anyone they can. The problem is finding out which ones are guilty of slaying civillians and which are simply true patriotic freedom fighters." — Anonymous FOX Fan (Twentynine Palms, CA)
"I can't believe the Iraqi government would even consider this option after all the attacks their people have endured, all of the innocent people who have been killed, and all of the troops who have given their lives to help Iraq." — A. (Harrisonburg, VA)
"Why be upset over this and not upset about shutting down Guantanamo Bay? No way should we release anyone who might be guilty." — FJ (Tennessee)
"The amnesty plan of the Iraqi PM is not a 'get-out-of-jail card for terrorists.' It specifically excludes terrorists. To promote unity, some form of amnesty is reasonable. A little bit of 'The End of the Spear' mentality is needed in Iraq." — Don (Wichita, KS)
"The new Iraqi government must show its people that this is a time for new beginnings. Our soldiers remain loyal to our government just as the insurgents were remaining loyal to Sadam's government. As long as the insurgents did not participate in terrorist activities, they should be given amnesty. If they are given amnesty, the insurgents must proclaim their loyalty to the new government." — Joanne
"We are at war! If the Iraqis are forgiven war crimes, then so should every soldier suspected or convicted of war crimes against the Iraqis, including those imprisoned for the Abugrey prison situation." — LucilleChristina (Petaluma, CA) Melissa