Sunday, November 27, 2005

Allawi Says Bush’s Iraq Equals Saddam’s Iraq

Iraq’s one-time Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, the UK citizen that the Bush administration pressured the Iraq Governing Council to accept prior to legislative elections, who is a relative of the thieving, lying bosom buddy of the Bush administration, Ahmed Chalabi, has now come out and said, according to an AP report in the NYT today, “Human rights abuses in Iraq are as bad now as they were under Saddam Hussein and could become even worse.” "People are doing the same as Saddam's time and worse, "Allawi told The Observer newspaper. "It is an appropriate comparison." "People are remembering the days of Saddam. These were the precise reasons that we fought Saddam and now we are seeing the same thing," he said. True, Allawi is badmouthing his own Shiite peers because he’s running separately from the usual Shiite suspects in the December 15 election. And true, he’s appealing to Sunnis who say they’ve been abused by the Shiite security forces. But still…where is George W. in all this? Allawi is the man who told British Intelligence that an Iraqi officer said Iraq could position its weapons of mass destruction in "45 minutes". This claim was used by the Brits to get support for our invasion of Iraq. Yo! President Bush, would you like to respond to Allawi’s latest claim? You and the UK’s Prime Minister Tony Blair had so much faith in Allawi’s knowledge of Iraq’s internal affairs that you justified going to war based on his info. Tell me again, President Bush, why are American soldiers dying in a country that the Bush administration turned over to the same corrupt dictators that destroyed it in the first place? Two US senators are arguing on Meet the Press this morning about how long we should stay in Iraq and how many troops are needed to stabilize the area. That’s the wrong issue. First, the American public needs to know why we are in Iraq when we have done NOTHING to eradicate the corruption that we supposedly were fighting against.

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