posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 05:03 PM
Senator writes a letter of dismay to the white house, following an article in the Washington Post that said much of Allawi's speech was written by
Bush Administration officials.
This really isn't surprising, given the lack of credibility cited here by a lot of ATS'ers who are aware of the pathetic security situation in the
country compared to Allawi's reports of improved conditions.
Is this yet another memo-gate, speech-gate, or simply an attempt to drive another spike into the White House's credibility?
In a letter to the White House, a leading US Senate Democrat expressed "profound dismay" that the White House allegedly wrote a large portion of
Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech to Congress last week.
"You may be surprised by this, Mr. President, but I viewed Prime Minister Allawis speech as an independent view on conditions in Iraq (news - web
sites)," she wrote.
"His speech gave me hope that reconstruction efforts were proceeding in most of the country and that elections could be held on schedule."
"To learn that this was not an independent view, but one that was massaged by your campaign operatives, jaundices the speech and reduces the
credibility of his remarks," Feinstein wrote.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Wow, a US senator thought Allawi was genuine in his remarks? Anyone able to read the news smelled the BS straight through the newsprint.
[edit on 30-9-2004 by taibunsuu]