In the practice of law they have a saying ... "never ask a witness a question that you don't already know the answer to". In the O.J. Simpson trial Chris Darden had O.J. try the gloves on in front of the jury, convinced that they had to fit him. When they appeared too tight it left doubt in the minds of the jurors. (I read that O.J. just went without his arthritis medication for a few days which resulted in his hands swelling to throw the jury off in the event of a glove demonstration, but I digress). Darden had never witnessed O.J. putting the gloves on so he didn't know how they would fit. A colossal blunder.
Sunday the IQD Team did a conference call where they introduced a man from Iraq named Tariq who they claim has worked as an interpreter for US forces. The idea was to get the take of somebody who lives in Iraq and knows Arabic and can offer a qualified view on what is being said in Iraq. During the course of the call one of the panel members (Shannan I believe - about 45 minutes in) asked him about the face value of the new dinar that will be issued. His response wasn't exactly what they were expecting. He insisted that a 25K IQD note will be exchanged for a new 25 note. He explained that if it was a 1:1 exchange there would be no resulting reduction in the money supply. Without using the word, he was basically saying that Iraq is going to lop. OOPS! Gotta prep those interviewees a tad better in the future!
The panel spent most of the rest of the conference call trying to explain how Tariq is young, doesn't have access to the same articles that they do, doesn't know what they know .... yada yada. But they never really addressed the main point he was making, that a 1:1 exchange accomplishes nothing when it comes to one of the CBI's stated goals of reducing the amount of dinar in circulation. I'd say maybe the fact that he lives there and hears what's being said and knows the language gives him a better grasp rather than a worse one. JMO.