I remain captivated by the various accounts of the attack on the US convoy in Samarra, mainly because accurate reporting seems so elusive. Jim Henley has a new item that cites an interview with a spokesman for the group that organized the attacks. If the spokesman is telling the truth, there were 12 attackers (not 60), and only two of them were killed. He also makes the obvious point that if the group wanted to steal money, they’d rob a bank, not attack a heavily armed US convoy. (I still have no idea how the attackers would have even know that the convoy was delivering money in the first place. If they were in a position to know, it would be a troubling sign with regard to the intelligence capabilities of the guerillas.)