PM Ayad Allawis Address to Congress
Posted by Robert Alt
Here is a transcript of Allawis address to Congress. And here is Kerrys patronizing response as reported by Al-Jazeera. Ill be writing more about this soon.
9:06 PM / September 23, 2004
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Kerrys responded to some reporterette asking him if Allawi lived in the same "fantasy world" as the president.
Kerry said Allawi contradicted himself. But to me Kerry called the Iraqi Prime Minister a liar.
How dare Kerry call Allawi anything but
brave and courageous!
Well, I think it is pretty clear that PM Allawi is not one of the foreign leaders that Senator Kerry has run into in a restaurant and received an endorsement from. I must say, whats most offensive was Kerrys neo-colonial pretense on the role of PM Allawi on this trip. Ah well, as long as Frnace and Germany are on his side, all is well.
His new position on Iraq is going to sink him.
If you read the Al-Jazeera article your might have noticed the opinion that an occupied country cannot have a free and fair election. Good point.
an occupied country cannot have a free and fair election.
Nonsense. Both Germany and Japan had "free and fair" elections in spite of the presence of occupying forces. Theyd only cease to be "free and fair" if there were evidence of actual interference with the electoral process. The mere presence of U.S. forces hardly invalidates the vote. Of course, Im sure the folks at Al Jazeera would like us to believe that. Im sure theyd love to see U.S. forces withdrawn before the election, knowing full well that chaos would ensue. Failing that, the plan is to denounce any electoral result as obviously invalid because American troops are there. And this, no doubt, will be the line taken up by the Bush administrations opponents in this country as well.
John, I think he means that we should kill everyone so the country would be unoccupied. That way they could have free elections. Gee, I think Im getting the hang of Kerry logic(tm)
I would love to know how John Kerry has gotten his information from the soldiers in Iraq. On an interesting website (www.anysoldier.com) there are many comments directly from the soldiers, but none that back up Kerrys claim that the soldiers are all wondering what theyre doing in Iraq. I especially like the last paragraph of PFC Kevin Keiths October 13th posting.