Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Salvador option?

Kevin Drum consolidates today's two major articles from the NY Times and LA Times on the alleged Shia "death squads" that make up a good portion of the Iraqi government's security forces. However, as Drum points out by referencing a month-old Knight Ridder piece, this is hardly a revelation. Indeed, people like Robert Dreyfuss have been yelling about this for some time, but their cries have been generally ignored.

Still, the major question that remains is if the makeup of the squads is a direct consequence of US decision making. On cue, Laura Rozen dusts off an old Newsweek article suggesting so...