Saturday, November 26, 2005

Now They'll "Swift Boat" Allawi........Wait For It!

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi in an interview in The Guardian titled "Abuse worse than under Saddam" states that conditions in Iraq are deteriorating.

Allawi's bleak assessment is likely to undermine any attempt to suggest that conditions in Iraq are markedly improving.
'We are hearing about secret police, secret bunkers where people are being interrogated,' he added. 'A lot of Iraqis are being tortured or killed in the course of interrogations. We are even witnessing Sharia courts based on Islamic law that are trying people and executing them.

His comments come as a blow to those hoping that Iraq was moving towards normalization under the new government. In a speech on Wednesday, Bush is expected to hail the improved readiness of Iraqi troops, which he has identified as the key condition for withdrawing US forces.

'The assertions by Mr Allawi simply underline the catastrophic failure to have a proper strategy in place for the post-war period in Iraq.'

This is big news and photos like the one above will undercut the republican's attempt to slime him.

They better rewrite the Wednesday speech. Unless "improved readiness" means that the Iraqi troops are sufficiently trained in the art of torture.

The hits keep on coming.

photo from White House archive


  1. Giraffe9:29 AM

    The noose is tightening around their necks, and we will just watch them try to get out of their own quagmire.

    Wonder if Rove is making these decisions?

    Bush wants to quite for good and go home to Crawford.

    He is taking advice from Joe Biden. Never thought I'd see that.

    Where's Cheney on this?

  2. Great picture!

    The news coming out of Iraq is a little confusing. On the one hand, conditions are worse. On the other hand, they want US troops out.

    I guess it just shows that we should never have been there in the first place!

  3. Allawi's a hypocrite. Those abuses were well established while he was Interim Prime Minister. The only difference then was that US forces looked on in approval. I still remember his govt gloating about how many detainees they had. Any "disease" in that exists in the Interior Ministry he helped infect it with.

  4. left-over2:15 PM

    elendil thanks for the comment. I agree Allawi is not to be trusted, but the point was how Bushco used him and stood shoulder to shoulder when he was saying what they wanted.

    Now they will discredit him as they do anyone to disagrees.