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    clearer ombudsmanisms..., 2004-06-02 14:56:21 | Main | yeesh..., 2004-06-24 22:59:28

    meet your new prime minister:

    Iyad Allawi:

    Allawi, the founder of Iraqi National Accord (INA), is a former Ba'athist and an ex-military man. He built his career as an anti-Saddam expatriate by consistently cooperating with, and supplying intelligence to, the British MI6 and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

    He is, of course, yet another source for much of the "intelligence" that got us into this war. You may hear Bush laying his appointment at the feet of Brahimi but there's a reason for the snide expression on his face whenever he attempts to pronounce the name:

    Brahimi was reportedly surprised by the [American appointed] IGC's choice of Allawi and the speed with which Bremer and Blackwill endorsed that selection. Realizing that he was clearly outmaneuvered, Brahimi found it expedient to accept Allawi's selection as fait accompli. As Fred Eckered, spokesman for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, noted: "This is not the way we expected this to happen, no, but the Iraqis [ie, members of IGC] seem to agree on this name, and if they do, Mr Brahimi is ready to work with him."

    Ah, sweet sovereignty.

:: posted by buermann @ 2004-06-02 20:15:22 CST | link

      I think Bush snares his face at everyone!


    posted by ReligiousEducation @ 2004-06-08 13:40:47 | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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