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Hezbollah in Iraq: Hey, our new pals!

I hear, second-hand, but from an unusually reliable source, that as many as 2,000 Hezbis are now fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq.

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I hear, second-hand, but from an unusually reliable source, that as many as 2,000 Hezbis are now fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq. I didn’t realize we were effectively allied with Hezbollah.

In other unhappy Iraq-related news: The Boston police officer shot in the face with a .357 magnum the other day is a veteran of Iraq, where he lead a Ranger platoon. He also was recognized for bravery for his role in the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers. Let us all hope for his swift and full recovery.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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