Juan Cole: Surge a "dirty war"
Indeed, as I surmised back in July 2004; the dirty war machinery has long been in place, and for all we know has been used on a daily basis. Today's twist, the beauty part, is that according to Cole, we're leaking the names of the Sunnis we want to assassinate to the Iranians, and they're doing the killing.
So what is being alleged is essentially that the United States (Rumsfeld & Paul Bremer) installed on the Debaathification Commission a secret agent of Iran who was running Iran-backed death squads based on the information to which he became privy by virtue of being on the commission!
Twisty as corkscrews, every last one of 'em. I'm sure there's a special place in hell reserved for them.