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New Iraqi government backs US air strikes

Issue No. 1909

AYAD ALLAWI, the unelected interim prime minister of Iraq, has come out in support of the latest air strike on Fallujah, which killed ten Iraqis.

Allawi even boasted that he provided the intelligence that the US used to plan the attack. Four 500lb bombs and two 1,000lb bombs were dropped on the city on Monday of this week, leaving a 30-foot crater.

The attack shows that the US military continues to brutalise the people of Iraq, and that the new “independent” Iraqi government backs them to the hilt.

WMD myths

BLAIR WAS forced to admit on Tuesday of this week that weapons of mass destruction may never be found in Iraq.

He knows that nobody now believes his lies.

Even Jeremy Greenstock, Blair’s former special envoy to Iraq, last week admitted that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction.

“There’s no doubt that the stockpiles that we feared might be there are not there,” he told the BBC’s Breakfast with Frost programme.

Greenstock was Britain’s ambassador to the UN during the run-up to last year’s attack on Iraq. He talked up tales of Saddam’s WMD in a failed attempt to get the UN to back the invasion.

Blair’s poll woes

A NEW poll for the Times newspaper shows that just over half of people in Britain want British troops to be withdrawn from Iraq immediately.

Opposition to the occupation is greatest among working class people.


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Sat 10 Jul 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1909
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