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“We don’t have any Thomas Jeffersons here.”

That’s a Marine captain in The Washington Post‘s front page story this morning on the state of affairs in Fallujah. You’re not likely to ever read a more sobering narrative about Iraq — or a more quotable one. The focus of the piece is the city’s police chief, Col. Faisal Ismail al-Zobaie, a former member of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard, turned insurgent turned police chief. Zobaie, and the people around him, have a talent for putting things succinctly.

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