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Diyala Governor Ra’ad Rashid al Tamini. Photo by Bill Murray.

BAQUBAH, IRAQ: Governor Ra’ad Rashid al Tamini didn’t seem in an overly jovial mood on Wednesday, even if his aides all agreed on his high spirits. An outsider may say his face displayed more relief than joy, which is no surprise: firing your militant police chief, then surviving an assassination attempt and a coup d’



  • LT Nixon says:

    Recall that Qurayshi stood accused of torturing Sunnis in the ISF (see LA Times article from Feb 2008), and a large-scale boycott by the Sahwa forces in the area was due to allegations of Qurayshi’s sectarianism. His removal was a wise move by the Diyala governor and a long time coming.

  • David M says:

    The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 08/15/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  • dan goldstein says:

    Good job. Bill. Again, this is the kind of in-depth reporting needed to counter the drip drip drip of the drive-by media who have no interest in changing the narrative of “iraq is vietnam”. We’ve nearly won in Iraq, but the msm isn’t interested in telling that story.


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