The new Saddam, without a moustache

The new Saddam, without a moustache
By Pepe Escobar

Talk about outsourcing.

The first two acts of former Central Intelligence Agency asset turned Prime Minister Iyad Allawi were to call a US air strike on an alleged safe house in Fallujah, and to sign a martial-law order to be imposed on an Arab "sovereign" state by a Western, Christian army. Saddam Hussein also imposed martial law on Iraq. Last year, the talk in Baghdad was that the Americans wanted an "American Saddam". Now they have one. No wonder "sovereign" Iraq looks like your average Arab dictatorship - again: it could be Egypt, it could be Syria. (external - login to view)
Reverend Blair
...and here we go again. I saw this movie back in the eighties. Of course I was young enough to be gobbling drugs back then, so I was more forgiving....
They shaved off his moustache? Sweet i gotta see this...
Bush shaved it for him and gave him a new name. But still a US puppet.
Bushy and Shaved... hmmm...this is starting to get weird ;p

You are funny. I am laughing so hard I can't stop.

Then again, no one has yet said he has put anyone through wood chippers yet or beheaded anyone.
Reverend Blair


Those stories won't come out until he starts talking back to the US, if the past is any indication.

On that, the jury is still out.

I don't care for Allawi, but there was no one else.

Personally, I think they (US) should have remained in a caretaker position, as they did in Germany and Japan, till real 'home grown' leadership could be entrusted with rule.

Chalabi and Allawi have way too much baggage.

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