Saturday, August 18, 2007

Oxymoron of the Day: Ayad Allawi and his 'A Plan for Iraq'


"Who could have imagined that Iraq would be in such crisis more than four years after Saddam Hussein?"

Well, he was a puppet for the Bush Grindhouse from the get-go, so it shouldn't be any big surprise, Ayad Allawi and his grand plan for Iraq that appears in today's Washington Post.


He was anointed, errr, appointed to be the "interim prime minister" after the Bush invasion and beginning of the occupation, by the puppet stable of the "Iraq Governing Council", not to be confused with L. Paul Bremer's puppet division, the Coalition Provisional Authority.

While he slobbers kisses all over the Bush Grindhouse in the first two paragraphs (The now-mandatory homage to Golden Boy, General David Petraeus, as well as the Iraq Embassy Cabana Boy, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, he plants a big wet one on The Commander Guy with "Let me be clear. Responsibility for the current mess in Iraq rests primarily with the Iraqi government, not with the United States...")

Ahhh, but the third paragraph ... That's where this shows, this grand plan starts to transform into a White House Iraq Group Talking Points Memo.
"Who could have imagined that Iraq would be in such crisis more than four years after Saddam Hussein?"
Well, for one, the current, sitting Vice President, Richard B. Cheney.

Here, in 1994, from C-SPAN.


And here, again, in 2000, courtesy of Keith Olbermann.

Hmmm ... Didn't Andy Card say something about not busting out a new marketing plan in August?

Some other gems ..

Wait! .. Wait! ... I Know ... I Know The Answer!
"I am working with my colleagues in parliament to build a nonsectarian majority coalition that will support the following six-point plan for a "new era" in Iraq and replace through democratic means the current Iraqi government."

All of You Who Said Iraq Will Be Cut Up Into Three States ... We Have Some Lovely Parting Gifts For You...

"Iraq must be a single, independent federal state"

Duh!
"The Iraqi economy has been handicapped by corruption and inadequate security."

Hello, I Must Be Going!
"It is past time for change at the top of the Iraqi government. Without that, no American military strategy or orderly withdrawal will succeed, and Iraq and the region will be left in chaos."

Send barrels of purple ink to;

Ayad Allawi
c/o President George Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Bonus Links

Oxymoron of the Day: Karl Rove at an Idea Festival

Reports Show Iraqis Confused; Can’t Find “Road To Democracy”; Google Maps Comes Up Empty; Scores of Thousands Say Adds “Hours” On To Their Travels

White House Plunges Into New Iraq Strategy; Moving From ‘Keystone Cops’ To ‘Marx Brothers’; Denials Of “Stay The Course” Signal Major Shift; Possible Complete Erasing Of Iraq May Come In Time For Mid-Terms

2 comments:

Charles Bird said...

I'm really disappointed in memeorandum, that they would put such a substanceless post as a "featured" entry. Must've been a slow blogging day.

The Garlic said...

Charles

Sorry you were disappointed with your visit to The Garlic ... I suppose, substance is in the eye of the reader ... And Memorandum has featured Garlic posts on both slow days (as today may be) and "busy" days as well ...

If you check back, kindly post the url of your blog, if you have one, so I, as well as other Garlic readers can check it out

Thanks for visiting
Peace
JTD