Kathryn, While there is a lot of other evidence about Iranian training of Iraqi militiamen, Alireza Jafarzadeh is a front man for the Mujahidin al-Khalq Organization, which the State Department–correctly in my view–defines as a terrorist organization. Some photos circulate which allege to show his presence in a training camp in Saddam’s Iraq. Sometimes their information checks out, often times it is exaggerated, and sometimes it is complete fiction. In this case as with anything coming from the MKO, a hefty dose of verification would be in order.
The unintended consequences of the House Democrats’ anti-Trump derangement, in both infantilizing congressional oversight and foolishly pleading with the federal courts to meddle in it, are becoming manifest. On Monday, the Justice Department declined a request by House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler ... Read More
Representative Jim Jordan on Thursday sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding that he provide answers on whether his agency is investigating allegations against Hunter Biden that appeared in a report by Senate Republicans this week. The report by investigators for the Senate Committee on ... Read More
In Politico, Massimo Faggioli says that if Judge Amy Barrett is nominated to the Supreme Court, senators ought to look into her religious beliefs and affiliations, even in ways that might seem intrusive. It is a thoroughly dishonest op-ed, and the dishonesty starts in the third sentence: “Over the past several ... Read More
On the menu today: Another reminder that “People of Praise” and “People of Hope” are not the same group, and proof that “People of Hope” did not inspire Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale; wondering what Joe Biden is doing with his time these days; and two Senate committees release their ... Read More
Welcome to “The Tuesday,” a weekly newsletter about politics, language, culture, and things that are so obvious that only a very expensively educated person could fail to understand them. If you would like to subscribe to “The Tuesday,” you can do so right here. I would be grateful if you would. Justice ... Read More