That "hospital boss" is the acting director of al-Rashad psychiatric hospital in east Baghdad. He apparently supplied Al Qaeda with the two retarded women who blew themselves up on February 1. About a hundred people were killed in al-Ghazl and New Baghdad animal markets.
The odds are that the acting director was under pressure when he recruited the women. The hospital's director was killed back in December. His colleagues think, reasonably enough, that Al Qaeda had him shot because he wouldn't supply them with martyrs.
If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's that the War on Terror is going to last a long time.
- Muslims who believe Allah wants them to kill people they don't approve of aren't likely to give up their beliefs
- People who don't fit into Osama bin Laden's vision of Islam aren't likely to give up their freedoms - not willingly