Col. Richard Welch quote
Army Col. Richard Welch, chief of Multinational Division Baghdad's Reconciliation and Engagement Cell.

There is a tribal awakening among Sunnis, causing them to turn against al Qaeda. The tribes are a moderating force here. They are the one element that knows how to get along and resolve their differences. They do this both inter-tribally and intra-tribally, because that is what tribal leaders do. It is dispute resolution.

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