Keep watching, there'll be reconcilliation any time now.
Iraqi troops arrested the son of a leading Sunni politician and dozens of his associates after a car bomb was discovered near his compound and keys to the vehicle were found on one of his bodyguards, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Friday.No really, it will - just watch...ummm...
Five U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi civilian were injured when they detonated the car bomb near the compound of Adnan al-Dulaimi, leader of the biggest Sunni bloc in parliament, the U.S. military said.
The arrests threaten to inflame sectarian tensions at a time when U.S. officials are pushing Iraqi politicians to take advantage of a decline in violence to forge power-sharing agreements among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.
Al-Dulaimi's bloc, the Iraqi Accordance Front, accused Shiite-dominated security forces of ``creating and marketing this crisis'' to undermine U.S. efforts to organize Sunni tribes against al-Qaida.
...A U.S. statement said the incident unfolded Thursday night after American and Iraqi soldiers went to investigate the slaying of a member of a U.S.-backed volunteer security force about a block from al-Dulaimi's compound in the Adil district of west Baghdad.
Two suspects were seen entering the compound, the U.S. said. American and Iraqi authorities detained eight of al-Dulaimi's security guards.
As security forces swarmed around the area, they discovered a rigged car bomb on the street outside al-Dulaimi's compound. One of the eight security guards had the keys to the vehicle in his pocket, the U.S. said.
Hours later, Iraqi security forces raided al-Dulaimi's house, arresting his son Maki Adnan al-Dulaimi and about 30 other people, Iraqi officials said.
Iraqi security forces surrounded the house, a move the U.S. said was for the elder al-Dulaimi's personal safety. Al-Dulaimi complained that he was under virtual house arrest.