The choice of Ayad Allawi as the new Iraqi interim prime minister shows that the Bush administration is far, far away from simply handing over key decisions regarding the Iraq colony to -- in the words of Richard Holbrooke, a John Kerry foreign policy advisor, "Lakhdar Brahimi, a U.N. official, an Algerian Sunni Muslim . . . we don't know what he's going to come up with or when he's going to come up with it or whether it serves America's national interests."
Considering Allawi is from the Iraqi exile community, long-time CIA and MI6 darling, and a member of the US-established Iraqi Governing Council with relatives and supporters running the Iraqi defense and interior ministries, I think the guy serves "America's national interests" to a freakin' T!
Is Holbrooke happy now?