As security deteriorates in Baghdad, there’s a new cause for worry: The
head of the U.S.-trained Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) has
quit in a long-running quarrel with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki —
depriving that country of a key leader in the fight against sectarian
Gen. Mohammed Shahwani, the head of Iraqi intelligence since 2004,
resigned this month because of what he viewed as Maliki’s attempts to
undermine his service and allow Iranian spies to operate freely.