Sunday, November 03, 2013

Truest statement of the week

Intelligence sharing still carries a risk: Maliki’s closest ally is the US's regional adversary, Iran. The New Yorker reported recently that Iraq’s rejection of a residual US military force in 2011, an act that resulted in all but a handful of US troops withdrawing that December, came at the instigation of the Iranian spy chief Qassem Suleimani.

--  Spencer Ackerman, "Obama administration open to Iraq PM Maliki's request for surveillance help" (Guaridan).
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