Unilateral Ceasefire with al Qaeda?

In my New Atlanticist post “Ceasefire with al Qaeda?” I examine a proposal for a four-month ceasefire with al Qaeda proposed by a prominent Islamist in reaction to President Obama’s orders to end torture, close secret prisons, and shutter Guantanamo.

Not to spoil it for you, but I’m skeptical.

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  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Certainly James, just as soon as they surrender all those responsible for any phase of 9/11. bin Laudin declared war on us and nothing less than unconditional surrender should be acceptable on their part.