Iraqi Quick Hits

From Holden:

Today will be a slow blogging day for me (like less than 100 posts). So here are just two Iraqi quickies of interest.

Mass resignations in Mosul (we’re talking thousands of police, election workers, and other government workers) leaves the U.S. scrambling. Urban Mosul is predominantly Arab, but the rest of the region is dominated by the Kurds. Will the coming election be a “catastrophic success” if the Sunnis and many Kurds are unable to vote?

Finally, the U.S. is shipping Saddam to Qatar in what was described as a “precautionary measure against surprise developments” in the run up to Jan. 30. One wonders what they are afraid of?