The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

That "Sickening Feeling"

Former US president George Bush is set to publish an autobiography ("Decision Points") in which he admits to having a "sickening feeling" wrt the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Bush still believes that the invasion of Iraq was justified, saying that "the Iraqi people are better off with a government that answers to them instead of torturing and murdering them".

All very well, but the reality is that 241 days since the Iraq election the people of Iraq still do not have a government!

Bush seems to have conveniently ignored that point.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Taking The Piss

Those of you who think that MEP's are paid far too much, for doing "sweet F A" in the European Parliament, should bear in mind what Iraq's MPs are up to (or rather not up to).

Iraq, the dubious title holder of the country with the longest gap between an election and the formation of a government (240 days and counting), pays its MPs £180K) per annum

To date, since there is still no government, the MPs have "worked" for only 20 minutes ("work" being a Quranic reading, the playing of the national anthem and the swearing-in of new members) since their election in March and have not passed a single law.

Once out of office, they will get 80% of their salary for life.

Taking the piss or what?

Is this really what the "war for democractisation of Iraq" was all about?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Thanks, But No Thanks

Despite entering the record books as being the country that has remained without a government for the longest period since an election, it seems that the political parties in Iraq are still no closer to forming a government.

Iraq's Shiite alliance has turned down an offer, extended by Saudi Arabia to host all party talks aimed at ending the months long political deadlock.

239 days and counting!