Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Back to 'Saddam without a mustache'

From Pepe Escobar of the Asia Times

There have been insistent rumors in Baghdad of a US-inspired "white coup" in Parliament to finish off Maliki's ineffective government and install Allawi as the new prime minister ... Azat al-Shabander is Iyad Allawi's spokesman. He told Asia Times Online, "[Allawi] strongly condemns the Shi'ite political parties who suffer interference from Iran. True Iraqi Shi'ites don't accept this intervention." He said Allawi has "good relations" with Saudi Arabia, although is always vigilant because "sometimes they [Saudis] support religious parties here with a lot of money". This an oblique reference to Wahhabi support for the Sunni Arab resistance.

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