If this is true...

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  1. headbang8

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    "Iraq's interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, has been accused of shooting seven Iraqi insurgents, killing six of them, in the week leading up to the handover of power from the US last month.

    Two unnamed people alleged to have seen the shootings have told Australian journalist Paul McGeough that Dr Allawi shot the insurgents in a courtyard adjacent to a maximum security cell in Baghdad.

    Dr Allawi's office has denied the claims.

    A written statement to McGeough says Dr Allawi has not visited the prison and does not carry a gun.

    But McGeough stands by his claims. He says he cannot name the witnesses but says neither knows the other has spoken to him about the allegations.

    "The Prime Minister is said to have responded that they deserved worse than death, that each was responsible for killing more than 50 Iraqis each and at that point he is said to have pulled a gun and proceeded to aim at and shoot all seven," McGeough told ABC TV's Lateline.

    "Six of them died. The seventh, according to one witness, was wounded in the chest [but] according to the other witness was wounded in the neck and presumed to be dead."

    McGeough works for Fairfax newspapers and his claims have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age this morning.

    He says Dr Allawi is alleged to have told those around him that he wanted to send a clear message to the police on how to deal with insurgents."


    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1156008.htm
     
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    We have a history of supporting the wrong leaders in Iraq. In the 1980's Rumsfeld and company gave support and legitimacy to Saddam Hussein. I wonder if Rummy had any input into this selection. :wacko:

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