The Ramadi Goat Grab

There's progress in Iraq--Sunnis and Shi'ites are meeting and eating--but it needs a push from Bush

Alaa Al-Marjani / AP

In a file photo, the radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gestures while delivering a Friday sermon in a Mosque in Kufa, Iraq.

Remember this name: Amar Al-Hakim. He is 36 years old, the heir apparent to one of Iraq's two leading Shi'ite dynasties, and a few weeks ago in Ramadi, he did something quite remarkable. He went to meet and make peace with the more than 100 Sunni sheiks who led the movement to kick al-Qaeda in Iraq out of Anbar province. He was accompanied by the leader of his family's militia, the Badr Organization, which was lethally anti-Sunni until recently. The Hakim delegation was ferried to the meeting in Black Hawk helicopters by the U.S. military. "It was quite a scene," a...

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