Monday, November 08, 2004

Why are we Allawi'ng this?

Hold the fuck on. Over the last month of the campaign, Kerry got roasted over his "global test" line, got his ass handed to him in a sling over the perception (lie) that he was going to give "the furriners" some sort of control over American foreign policy and/or troops. And yet the U.S. is letting Iyad Allawi tell us when it's okay to attack Fallujah?

"Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Monday he has given U.S. and Iraqi forces the green light to rid the city of Falluja of insurgents, and he promised to restore law and order."

If or when the attack falters and fails or after it's clear that it just didn't matter, I hope some brave Democratic senator - preferably one with combat experience like, say, oh, I don't know, John freaking Kerry - lambastes the administration for endangering American combat troops by putting them under the de facto command of an ineffective and utterly compromised foreign leader.