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2005/11/27

Allawi Says Iraq Worse Off

@ 10:06 PM (105 months, 8 days ago)

Ayad Allawi, the first Prime Minister of Iraq in the post-Sadaam era, says that human rights abuses in Iraq are as bad as they were under Sadaam Hussein, and may even surpass Sadaam's record.

He told The Observer: "People are doing the same as [in] Saddam's time and worse. It is an appropriate comparison. People are remembering the days of Saddam. These were the precise reasons that we fought Saddam and now we are seeing the same things."

He also goes on to say that Iraq is also seeing the implementation of Islamic Sharia law: "We are hearing about secret police, secret bunkers where people are being interrogated.  A lot of Iraqis are being tortured or killed in the course of interrogations. We are even witnessing Sharia courts based on Islamic law that are trying people and executing them."

Well, Cindy Sheehan finally has her answer.  She has been asking a very valid, poignant question of George W. Bush: 'for what noble cause did my son die?'

And based on the comments of Ayad Allawi, it appears that sadly, Cindy Sheehan's son died for the creation of an Islamic theocracy.

Of course, those of us in the reality-based community already knew this; but Allaw's comments are another confirmation of it.

Abuse worse than under Saddam, says Iraqi leader