Maj. Gen. Jawad Rumi Daini, before his fall from grace, when he was the Iraqi army commander in east Baghdad, an area that encompassed Sunni and Shiite districts. He was long retired from Saddam Hussein's army when he got a request to join the new army after the U.S.-led invasion. I thought I was setting Iraq on the right path. he says. His biggest strength was he was a patriot," said a senior U.S. officer who worked closely with him.