better off

We've gotten rid of Saddam. Yay!

but, we'll bring back his version of the SS, The Mukhabarat (Ba'ath Party Intelligence).

I am sure that recruiting cold-blooded murdering thugs who were instrumental in torturing and crushing the civil liberties of the Iraqi people, in order to spy on Iran and Shi'a in Iraq who may be sympathetic to Iran, will go over well among the Shi'a community who often bore the brunt of the Mukhabarat's tender mercies.

Billmon has more.

UPDATE: Tacitus declares my dark cloud to be a silver lining, then finds a dark cloud within it.

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