IraqiPundit wonders what NYT is talking about here. Arab influence in Iraq? What influence are these supposed analysts operating under? Arab countries traditionally sided with Saddam against the Iraqi people. And since the removal of Saddam, Arab countries have (unofficially) influenced Iraq only by sending suicide killers into our midst. True, Iraqis don't want Iranian killers either. But Ghaddafi was recently quoted as saying that he still believe Saddam is Iraq's legitimate leader, IraqiPundit said.