Monday, July 19, 2004

Rumors not abounding after all

The story about Alawi's summary execution of prisoners hasn't been picked up by the US media, notes a Pakistan paper.

Newsweek Online buries the story in a "tough guy" evaluation of Allawi. Doesn't this piece make the US product of democracy in Iraq sound hauntingly like the US installation of a puppet, tough-guy dictator who owes his existence and wellbeing to US support?

Sunday, July 18, 2004

A legitimate question

These Iraqi prisoners have a legitimate question, don't they? If their country has "full sovereignty" why can't they have access to Iraqi courts?