A worldly friend recently told me about Dahr Jamail, an unfiltered and highly-regarded journalist in Iraq.
In an interview with Jeremy Scahill, another strong unfiltered journalist, Jamail said the U.S. is at fault for the Iranian influence in Iraq because Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her British counterpart Jack Straw placed Nuri al-Maliki undemocratically in the Iraqi Prime Minister position.
Maliki, a Shia, has strong Iranian backing.
It’s interesting stuff because the administration routinely talks about the Iranian influence in the region as one of the major reasons the U.S. must not leave, but the administration is, and I know this is shocking, full of shit.
His site is now in the Tank’s blogroll for interested parties to peruse.