Working with Spirit of America, a nonprofit group supporting projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Fadhil brothers are raising money for an Arabic-language blogging tool for their countrymen. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, who has worked with the group, suggested to presidential aides that the two men “had interesting and inspiring stories and the president might be interested in hearing them,” says White House spokesman Sean McCormack.
The brothers have also helped form the Iraqi Pro-Democracy Party. And they seem to have gotten more than a whiff of Western capitalism, using their site to sell IraqtheModel T-shirts and mugs.
Nothing damning here but it doesn’t sound much like ‘just a couple guys’ to me. Just a couple guys who hang out with associates of Wolfowitz and got invited to The White House.