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