About this blog...

I am a former leader of a Human Terrain Team in Iraq. My intent with this blog was to identify relevant, open-source materials on Iraqi culture, society, politics, religion and economics - just about anything on or about the Iraqi population in general.

I am continuing the blog now only sporadically, as a means of information distribution in support of efforts to improve a vital program hamstrung by failures in execution.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Iran in Iraq

There's not a ton of original stuff in the Washington Post article on Basrah - most of it is stuff that's already been noted elsewhere. The interesting bit to me is the bit that Foreign Policy's blog, Passport, picked up on as well: that the Iranian influence in Iraq may have a lot more to do with Iraqi Shia using the Iranians than the other way around...

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