Empty Days

Saturday, April 10, 2004



Iraq-n

Enlightening details from BBC:
Earlier the Governing Council said the fighting should stop now.

"We call for an immediate ceasefire and for ... political solutions for situations in some parts of the country," it said in a statement.

The BBC's Caroline Hawley in Baghdad says the council is furious that it was not consulted about the Falluja offensive. A spokesman for the council told the BBC the crisis could have been avoided. One Sunni Muslim member, Ghazi Ajil al-Yawer, said he was ready to resign over the Falluja crisis.

"How can a superpower like the US put itself in a state of war with a small city like Falluja? This is genocide," he told AFP news agency on Friday, the first anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein.

The Iraqi interim Human Rights Minister, Abdel Basit Turki, and a member of the Iraqi Governing Council's rotating presidency, Iyad Allawi, both resigned on Friday.
Well, I guess that pretty much reveals the state of affairs - and where the discontent springs from on the ground. In other reports I've read, some IGC members said Bremer never listens. Yeah - why would he.

"We can go it alone" - who needs Iraqis?





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