I fully agree with the idea that the list of names of people who have been monitored under the NSA’s program to spy on people in the United States should be made public.
In a post on alphabet city, Robert brings up the idea that Jaysh al-Muhammad, which was involved in the planning of the Palestine Hotel attack on Monday, was founded by Saddam Hussein right before the war. He’s sorta right, but there are more details. As usual, it’s more complicated than just saying it’s a creation of Saddam.
I wish I could give you a good reason for that, but I don’t. After Marla’s death, I just didn’t feel like blogging for a while…. And now Iraq’s a busy place.
A while back, I mentioned that I would post the full al-Sharq interview with General Muhammad Abdullah Shahwani, Iraq’s intelligence chief, from Jan. 4. I got snowed under by election deadlines, but here it is finally.
There’s been a lot of talk about the number of people in the resistance, with the head of the Iraqi Intelligence Services, the new mukabarat, being quoted as putting the number at 200,000 â€” more than the number of U.S. troops in country. He’s been widely misinterpreted.