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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Allawi Op-Ed in WSJ

PM Allawi writes a fascinating op-ed for today's Wall Street Journal. I liked this dig:

"The elections were a big turning point--not just in Iraq but also internationally. In Iraq, we are relieved that the much-needed reconciliation between pro-war and antiwar powers has now been achieved. Now that the differences about the past have been confined to history, we can all focus on the needs of the future. I am delighted to see that more European countries and others are now coming forward to help us in the huge task of rebuilding our country."

Heh. He buries a finger-in-the-eye to those who sat back and watched in a paragraph thanking those countries for coming back to the table. Now that's the kind of diplomacy I like.