Saturday, February 12, 2005
The anticipated winners of the Iraq elections are currently undergoing ongoing political discussions to try and form coalitions. Allawi is trying to forge alliances with President Yawer, the Kurds, and other secular lists in order to face the "Shia list" that is expected to win from 45% to 50% of the total vote.
I personally do not want Allawi to remain as prime minister. I admit that I think he is the best candidate for the job. First, he is secular. Second, he can talk with the Sunnis much better than the "very Shia" list. Third, he has good relations with the Arab countries. Fourth, Allawi turned out to be a powerful political figure inside Iraq. His list is expected to be the third winner after Sistani's and the Kurd's lists.
However, outside Iraq, millions of Arabs believe that the US will manipulate or forge the results to install its puppet Allawi. An unprecedented event will happen if someone else took office which is the removal of an Arab head of state by the election process.
Those who know me know that I don't care much about what non-Iraqis think about Iraq's business. Also I tend to believe that if God himself left his heavenly throne and became the prime minister of Iraq, the Arab world's intellectuals and media will still brand him as a "US puppet" who reached power after the US forged Iraq's elections. Nevertheless, I hope some Arabs will silently say to themselves: wow, an Arab head of state was removed from his office after over 8 million Iraqis went to the polls and the winning list decided not to keep him.
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Abdul-Hussein and his 3 years old son were gunned down by terrorists in the southern city of Basra. He was a reporter for Al Hurra channel and also a member of Al Dawaa party. A memorial fund was created in order to support the family he left behind. Please consider contributing to the fund.
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