Allawi: "Thank you America" - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-23-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
War Child
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 963
Local Time: 03:14 AM
Allawi: "Thank you America"

Thursday, September 23, 2004
By Liza Porteus

'Thank You, America'

Allawi had important messages for America, one being: "We are succeeding in Iraq," which received a resounding round of applause from lawmakers gathered in the House chamber.

"Every day we grow in strength and determination to defeat the terrorists and their barbarism," Allawi said, referring to the beheadings this week of two Americans.

"As we mourn these losses, we must not forget the progress we are making … we are fighting for freedom and democracy, ours and yours."

Allawi's second message, delivered directly from his people to all Americans, was:

"Thank you, America."

"We Iraqis know that Americans have made and continue to make enormous sacrifices to liberate Iraq, to assure Iraq's freedom," the prime minister said. "I have come here to thank you and to promise you that your sacrifices are not in vain."

He added that the "overwhelming majority" of Iraqis are grateful to be rid of Saddam and to build a better future. The others represent a "tiny minority" of the population "who will kill anyone, destroy anything to prevent Iraq and its people from achieving its goal."

But Iraqis will not be swayed, Allawi vowed.

"These killers may be just a tiny fraction of our 27 million population, but with their guns and their suicide bombs, to intimidate and frighten the people of Iraq — I can tell you today, they will not succeed," he added. "These murderers have no political program or cause other than to push our country back to tyranny."

Allawi noted that despite opposition to the Iraq invasion from major U.N. member countries, the United States forged ahead with its mission to depose of a ruthless dictator that ruled Iraq with an iron fist, and Iraq is grateful for it.

"My friends, today we are better off, you are better off and the world is better off, without Saddam Hussein," Allawi said. "Your decision to go into Iraq was not an easy one, but it was the right one."

Zoocoustic is offline  
Old 09-23-2004, 09:32 PM   #2
War Child
drivemytrabant's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: The Ohio State University
Posts: 535
Local Time: 10:14 PM
Good news for America and our allies--is bad news for democrats in an election year. You will here the mainstream media tout this as a statement made by a parrot of the Bush administration. I bet even democrats had to stand and clap when he said that we are succeeding in Iraq.

drivemytrabant is offline  
Old 09-23-2004, 09:37 PM   #3
love, blood, life
A_Wanderer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 01:14 PM
A rousing speech, but it will not sway people. They may support the troops but they will oppose the war. I personally find the Iraq blogs good indicators - some are very pissed off with the US being there but the overall picture is not as alarmist as that painted by the media.
A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 09-23-2004, 10:14 PM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Song of the week "sentimental" by Porcupine Tree
Posts: 3,854
Local Time: 03:14 AM
Originally posted by drivemytrabant
by a parrot of the Bush administration.
he said exactly the same lines " the world is better without saddam"...

no guesses for who told him to say that
AcrobatMan is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 02:46 AM   #5
Klaus's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: on a one of these small green spots at that blue planet at the end of the milky way
Posts: 2,432
Local Time: 04:14 AM
By the end of the day, it was clear that Dr. Allawi's visit to Washington, his first as Iraq's interim prime minister, was not simply a trip by a head of government but a politically charged moment in the presidential campaign.


Dr. Allawi, a former neurologist with close ties to the Central Intelligence Agency, was selected as interim prime minister in May by a United Nations envoy under heavy pressure from the United States.
btw. how many iraq-threads do we need in FYM?
Klaus is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©