The AP's Steven Hurst resurrects a name from the past for a story on Baghdad's water supply. Yep, you guessed it:
Jamil Hussein is back... and this time, he's ticked off!
|Jamil Hussein, a 52-year-old retired army officer who lives in northeast Baghdad, said the water that does flow smells and is unclean. Two of his children have severe diarrhea that the doctor attributed to drinking what tap water was available, even after it was boiled...|
Who knew? Jamil Hussein? Retired with kids?
My recommendation to The New Republic -- after it's reputation-destroying Scott Thomas Beauchamp debacle -- is to send someone out to northeast Baghdad for an exclusive interview with the Jamil Hussein! Now, dammit, now!