Hearts & Mines

"With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them."

—Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Sassaman, battalion commander in the village of Abu Hishma, north of Baghdad, quoted in the December 6 New York Times.


Mondo Washington this week:

  • Settling Some Debts Like Fox to Henhouse, Baker Goes to Iraq
  • Attack? What Attack? Difficult to Prove Bush Knew Anything, Then or Now
  • Tortured Explanations Any Instruments We Sell May Be Used Against You
  • Hearts & Mines
  • Rumsfeld Watch Secretary of Defense Aims to Privatize the U.S. Military
  • Additional reporting: Ashley Glacel