this is one of the major good news stories of the last year…that hasn’t recieved a lot of attention in the western media….
and that is the peace deal negotiated between the indonesian government and the seperatist rebels in acheh province….
this war has dragged on…and in many eyes was heading for quagmire territory……(with memories of an intransigent indonesia over the timor issue..)
but the indonesian government and the acheh rebels must both be congratulated for bringing about a peaceful solution to a seemingly insurmountable problem….
given the result..both obviously operated with a maximum of goodwill that has resulted in the withdrawal of indonesian troops….the disarming/disbanding of the rebel forces…and scheduled free elections….
what’s not to like about all that……?