Allawi was fed his lines for speech to Congress

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Toe, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Toe macrumors 65816

    Toe

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    It's funny that Cheney and Bush criticized Edwards and Kerry for their criticism of Iraqi Prime Minister Alawi while he was here. They say, how can we build alliances with people when we criticize them openly?

    Instead, apparently, the sort of alliance they envision is one of our "allies" doing as they are told. Literally.

    Here are the last two paragraphs of:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60725-2004Sep29.html

    But administration officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the prime minister was coached and aided by the U.S. government, its allies and friends of the administration. Among them was Dan Senor, former spokesman for the CPA who has more recently represented the Bush campaign in media appearances. Senor, who has denied writing the speech, sent Allawi recommended phrases. He also helped Allawi rehearse in New York last week, officials said. Senor declined to comment.

    The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and British Foreign Service officials also helped Allawi with the text and delivery of his remarks, said administration officials who were involved. The State Department and officials elsewhere in the government took the lead in booking Allawi's interviews. Administration officials said that the Iraqi Embassy in Washington consists of just a few officials and has only a dial-up Internet connection, so was incapable of preparing for the high-profile tour.
     
  2. toontra macrumors 6502

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    I think it was apparent to all who watched that Alawi was the puppet with Bush's arm right up his arse. To have agreed to assist Bush in blatant electioneering speaks volumes about Alawi's integrity and the unholy alliance between the US and Iraq's fledgeling "democracy".
     
  3. solvs macrumors 603

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    Of course he's a puppet. So is Bush. Does anyone not know this? How could you not chuckle at Cheney trying to act so insulted at the obvious truth?

    We're all just cogs in a machine man. ;)
     

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