The Best Ba’athist Hardliners Money Can Buy

From Holden:

From Today in Iraq:

Dozens of Saddam Hussein’s former generals and colonels are being paid hundreds of dollars a month by the Pentagon to advise Iraqi officials and US on how to contain the insurgency in northern Iraq.


Packed into a conference room at the Diyala governorate in Baquba, 41 generals and colonels squeezed into every available seat at the first meeting in September to voice their ideas to beat crime with the provincial governor.


Those who turn up to two in a row of the twice-monthly meetings in Baquba, walk away with a 250-dollar pay cheque, said US Captain Patric Nichols.