"After weeks of delicate negotiation involving a former Iraqi minister and senior tribal leaders, a small group of insurgent commanders apparently came face to face with four American officials seeking to establish a dialogue with the men they regard as their enemies".
The complete article is at International Clearing House.
Apparently, we're not losing the Colombian war as evidenced by these comments:
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's main leftist rebel group offered on Monday to swap three kidnapped American defense contractors for two guerrilla leaders jailed in the United States, but the U.S. government immediately rejected the proposal".
You can read the AP article here.