Friday, July 16

Meet the new Boss, Same as the old Boss

From the Sidney Morning Herald it would appear that Iraq has a strongman in the saddle of sovereignty (michelle makes me do it). I can just see our fine leader in a jealous fit as he lovingly carresses Saddam old pistol "Can't we ammend the Constitution to let me do that" while "jenny's got a gun" plays in the background.

Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings.

They say the prisoners - handcuffed and blindfolded - were lined up against a wall in a courtyard adjacent to the maximum-security cell block in which they were held at the Al-Amariyah security centre, in the city's south-western suburbs.

They say Dr Allawi told onlookers the victims had each killed as many as 50 Iraqis and they "deserved worse than death".

The Prime Minister's office has denied the entirety of the witness accounts in a written statement to the Herald, saying Dr Allawi had never visited the centre and he did not carry a gun.

And thanks to Holden for the heads up.