28 Jun 2004 Some People Don’t Trust This Story
In the Reuters article today by Tom Perry entitled Governing Body, U.S. Pick CIA Link Allawi as Iraqi PM, the following paragraph appears:
“It was unclear how far U.S. officials or Brahimi influenced the choice of a long-time exile known to few Iraqis and whom people in Baghdad said was an outsider they could not trust.”
Translation: I know very little about why the Governing Council picked Allawi, despite the fact that as a journalist that’s exactly the sort of information I should have, but my inadequacy as a reporter is not going to stop me from inserting an editorial statement that undermines Iraq’s transition to democracy.