Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Citizen Journalist Alert

[posted by Callimachus]

As not seen in AP or on NPR: Bill Ardolino (got the name right this time) interviews a Fallujah police officer. And Michael J. Totten interviews a non-Hezbollah Shi'ite cleric in Lebanon:

“The problem here in Lebanon,” Husseini said, “is that if we want to change we need an alternative. If you want to remove me from my position, you need to have a replacement, another person. The people who lived in Iraq with Saddam Hussein, they lived on Saddam’s money and Saddam’s services. When the United State army came to Iraq, they didn’t give them the money. Here in Lebanon the Iranian money, for example, is paying for portable water tanks with Iranian flags on them. It is from Iran. If you want to take Iran out of Lebanon you must bring another one with a Lebanese flag on it.”