The Iraq PM was CIA-supported terrorist, but we don't remember if he killed kids or not

The US-appointed leader of "sovereign" Iraq, Iyad Allawi, ran a group that planted bombs (including one that may or may not have blown up a school bus with children on it) and sabotaged Iraqi government facilities in the '90s. (The New York Times article) Zeynep Toufe's analysis is right on.

So Allawi received CIA aid to commit the same acts that Palestinians or anti-occupation Iraqis are condemned as terrorists for committing. That is, the CIA sponsored terrorist acts in Iraq in the '90s, and the USA has just named a terrorist as the leader of Iraq. Yet this story has generated no controversy in the United States. In fact, a Lexis-Nexis search shows that the only articles from major newspapers in which both "Allawi" and "terrorism" have appeared since this story ran have been ones featuring Allawi condemning acts like...bombings and sabotage.

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