Wait a minute. Wasn’t this police commander a “moderate”? Doubtless the Americans with whom he probably dealt thought so. “Iraqi police commander held in church attack,” by Rebecca Santana for the Associated Press, November 2 (thanks to Maxwell):
BAGHDAD – An Iraqi police commander was detained for questioning Tuesday in connection with the deadly attack on a Catholic church in the capital as a top political leader blamed the carnage in part on lax security.
Meanwhile, hundreds of grieving Christians and other Iraqis packed a funeral service for the dead in a sanctuary not far from the Our Lady of Salvation church where Islamic militants killed 58 people and wounded nearly 80 in a shocking attack during a Sunday evening Mass.
Iraq’s top Catholic prelate, Chaldean Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, urged the government to protect the nation’s Christian community and not let their promises just be ink on paper.
“We are gathered here in this sacred house to say farewell for our brothers who were just the day before yesterday exclaiming love and peace,” Delly told a weeping congregation at the Chaldean St. Joseph church in central Baghdad. “Now fate has decided that they will leave us.”
An Iraqi military spokesman said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered the detention of the police commander, whom he did not identify by name. The commander was in charge of securing the Karradah neighborhood in Baghdad where Our Lady of Salvation is located….