“For all who love freedom and peace,
the world without Saddam Hussein’s regime is a better and safer place.”
If former Iraq prime minster Ayed Allawi beat out current prime minster, Mouri al-Maliki, in what appears to be a half-way decent election, even by Florida standards, is George W. Bush the real winner?
Sure, al-Maliki is ticked and vows to “chalenge” the results, but that’s not the real point here. Allawi was the US backed PM before al-Maliki defeated him the last time. MSNBC says the things are not sweetness and light, but they are”normal” political wranglings.
“…But the results released Friday portend an ugly, protracted battle. No coalition is close to the 163 seats needed to control the 325-seat parliament. Allawi’s Iraqiya coalition won 91 seats to 89 for al-Maliki’s State of Law bloc. The Iraqi National Alliance, a Shiite religious group dominated by al-Sadr’s followers, won about 70 seats, and Kurdish parties picked up 51. Regardless of who eventually comes out on top, the results of the March 7 elections suggest that millions of Iraqis are fed up with a political system that revolves around membership in one of the two major Islamic sects….The election results represent a spectacular turnaround for Allawi, a doctor who has spent much of his life in London as a leading member of the opposition to Saddam’s regime.
He served as the U.S.-appointed prime minister in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. During that time he won enemies for his backing of U.S. military campaigns in both the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah and the Shiite town of Najaf. More recently, many praised his stand as a sign of his willingness to deal harshly with militant groups, but in the 2005 election his party was trounced….”
The real point in all of this is the vindication of The Great Man! Of course you will not hear that in many places, will you?
Will the world ever acknowledge the fact that George W. Bush is the real winner here. To quote The Great Man, “You can’t put democracy and freedom back into a box.“