What is wrong with Mr. Iyad Allawi ?
People like him, in his age, people from the "perverse generation" who dreamt of glory and money and drowned our beloved IRAQ in a sea of tears and blood, well, they are the reason for the misery we, Iraqis, we all suffered.
According to him, Iraq can not be an "American style " democracy and needs a strong man. ( Here is a link about it )
Well, maybe he thinks democratic countries are all the same with the same institutions, and maybe he lacks the fantasy of imaging an Iraqi democracy (which existed in Iraq a long time ago, a very long time), but Iraqis are not apes to mimic America or Jarabstanis with their one-man leadership (look at dynastic republics like egypt.).
Every country that tries to be a democratic one will look for things in its own history to adapt it for its own democracy and it will look in other countries to 'translate' (lat. trans - over and late from latus, that is Latin 'side'). It is about "naql" and not "tergume'.
And sorry, Iraq does not need men who claim to be strong. The last man with this claim climbed out like a rat out of his hole. Maybe Allawi should not forget this. And his desire for a strong man is just a camouflage for his desire to be this strong man. With baathists it is always the same: they just hate each other when there is no place for one of them in the room. Put 100 Baathists on an island and one year later, you will find only one, the rest is dead.
So Iyad Allawi, you were also a classmate of my father, maybe you should start with history lesson instead of continuing to bully Iraq like you did in earlier times.
And the best proof that de-baathification didn't work yet, is the presence of this man on the stage. I remember seeing him on CNN telling his story as a baathi in the sixties. Well that guy kidnapped the dean of Bagdad university and without feeling sorry or ashamed he told it so to the reporter. Well, ya Allawi, if you don not feel sorry after 30, 40 years, even the devil can not help you.
That is wrong with you, Mr. Allawi, after 30 years, you did not change. Iraqis yearn for change, but how shall Iraq change, when Iraqis do not change themselves ? And why should an analphabetic shrooqi or peasant change his own behaviour that gave rise to all the little saddams in our history, when the great leaders of our country do not even try it ?
IRAQ does not need no saddam, no allawi or saddoomi or sadr or chelebi. go to the anti-imperalistic left or to chavez or the jarabstanis or the orient researcher to be part of their wet, weird dreams of primitive barbarians yearning for a dictator.
When will the rule of the serseriye will be over in Iraq ? And Iyad Allawi is also a serseri, that is all. Iyad allawi, inta shinu 7atta tabi3 el-3raq el-7abib 3la siniya lil umah al-3arabi. 7atta takhad al-taj min id misr wa la min id al-su3udiya. inta shinu ?
My dream team for the elections is Alusi, Al-Malaki and, of course, Ayad Jamal al-Din (an Ayad, I prefer much more). Unfortunately one can not split one's own vote.
I have also passed my great exam, el-imtihan el-36eem, so i hope to write more in the next time. i have also found some new answers to the question "how did pre-Islamic Iraq turn to an Islamic one?", so I ask all readers for a bit of patience. and I hope also to bring up new ideas for a norm of the Iraqi tongue to make a fully sophisticated language out of it.
You should also check out the updates about Iraq's elections on Memri by Nimrod Raphaeli who happens to be an Iraqi jew (with a Babylonian name, wow, I would give one of my eyes for such a name ;))