"The enemy" in Iraq has consistently been declared "terrorists" by the Bush administration for years. The American policy of not negotiating with terrorists has been in place for much longer.
The officials cited an inability to maintain current troop levels into the summer as a reason for the changed course.
"We have been focused too long on defeating the enemy," one official said. "We need to bring them to the negotiating table."
Chief architects of the American surrender and terrorist negotiator in Iraq is General David Petraeus and U. S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, according to CNN.