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In Iraq, a Former U.S. Front Man Wins — but Will He Rule?

• Time magazine
Once seen as an American puppet, Iyad Allawi is the new Comeback Kid of Iraqi politics. The results of the general election announced Friday, March 26, show that Allawi's secular Iraqiya block has won 91 seats in the 325-seat Iraqi parliament — well short of a majority, but two more than its nearest rival, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law slate.

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Michael Hastings with Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio on why Allawi's thuggish history was/is a benefit and a feature to Iraqis:

Includes choice quotes from Allawi's daughter.

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