What Could Possibly Be Wrong With Paying Sunni Ex-Insurgents Who Promise To Kill Shiites?
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) is asking about the Sons of Iraq. No problems with them! Not like they’re going to eventually war with the Shiites! The Sons of Iraq are all about “enlightened self interest,” he said.
Petraeus really liked that. “It is the result of enlightened self-interest!” Petraeus said. “They ruined business on the Euphrates River Valley!” He added that they’re “a lot like the guys we see on The Sopranos,” but he meant that they “all have a trucking company, an import-export business” — not that they’re, you know, murderers.