The Green Mile?

A fascinating article in the New York Times today raises some important questions that perhaps have been avoided for too long. To this point much of the analysis of foreign fighters in Syria has focused on the Turkey connection, but perhaps what has been of much more consequence than fighters coming across the northern border has been those coming across the eastern one.

An Iraqi security officer patrols the grounds at the newly opened Baghdad Central Prison in Abu Ghraib on February 21, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq. Credit: Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images

An Iraqi security officer patrols the grounds at the newly opened Baghdad Central Prison in Abu Ghraib on February 21, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq. Credit: Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images

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