July 16, 2004

The new Iraq

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at July 16, 2004 12:21 PM

I thought I was getting pretty jaded about Iraq, but I was wrong. Via Eschaton:

Allawi shot prisoners in cold blood: witnesses
Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings.

They say the prisoners - handcuffed and blindfolded - were lined up against a wall in a courtyard adjacent to the maximum-security cell block in which they were held at the Al-Amariyah security centre, in the city's south-western suburbs.

What the fuck? This is our model for a democratic Middle East? This is the guy who inspired Bush to write "Let freedom reign"?
Maybe it's just a hoax to promote an upcoming Dirty Harry-style action movie. [movie trailer voice] "He's not just the prime minister -- he's judge, jury, and executioner! Bruce Willis is Iyad Allawi, coming soon to a theater near you."

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