July 15, 2003

Learning from Experience

Elizabeth Rubin, who's always worth reading, reports on visiting the People's Mujaheddin, a profoundly weird Iranian Islamo-Marxist group which got to run a "totalitarian mini-state" on Iraqi soil, in exchange for doing dirty work for the Baathists. Imagine an Iranian version of the Taipings, with husband-and-wife Great Leaders and a good PR department, and you'll have a rough approximation to these people. They are, naturally, now being embraced by the hardliners in the Pentagon because they're whispering such interesting things about Iran's nuclear weapons program; perhaps we'll get to hear some of the highlights in the next State of the Union speech. (Spotted via Kris)

The Continuing Crisis

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