Saturday, February 15, 2003

"The plan is a disaster."

Guess who said that about the U.S. plan to put a military governor in charge of Iraq after the war, in an interview broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition yesterday? Kanan Makiya -- the Iraqi opposition leader whose call for a war against Saddam, quoted at the end of a New York Times Magazine article, was meant to cause twinges of guilt at a million liberal brunch tables. Go here and scroll to "Iraqi Opposition Groups" -- quite a few anti-Saddam Iraqis are quite dissatisfied with the U.S. plans. The New York Times also reported on this dissatisfaction yesterday; the Times quotes Makiya, who concerned that the U.S. is trying to prevent opposition groups from holding a conference in Iraq this month, as saying, "The enemies of a democratic Iraq lie within the C.I.A. and the State Department."

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