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The current state of Iraqi law and institutions: Iraqi perspectives

By Sam Hammorabi - posted Monday, 26 July 2004

Aiyad Alawi and Ghazi Al-Yawar will face a hard job in the immediate future irrespective of who they are. They are in a temporary position, anyway, for less than a year followed by a general election. We wish them to succeed in their work to establish security and to turn the wheel of the reconstruction forward at an accelerated speed. On the top of the list is the creation of the basis for civil institutions and the necessary laws for freedom and democracy. Only by this we will prevent mentally retarded thugs from controlling power using the most barbaric, lingering and uncivilized ways.

The formation of the transitional interim government occurred more smoothly than expected and at a time which disappointed the terrorists and the countries supporting them. The process of dissolving the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) was again another civilised and smooth step. Some of the IGC members immediately left the country to go back to where they had lived for longer times than in Iraq! It is good to know who among the IGC members and ministers returned to Iraq for position and power and who came to serve the country! It is no excuse to say they left due to poor security. At least one of the previous IGC members declared from outside Iraq that he will run in the next general election! He also accused his colleagues of being a hurdle preventing him becoming the Interim president!

Al-Yawar on the other hand said that the Iraqis have chosen him! Bullshit to both of them because the Iraqis have not chosen anyone. If they want to be similar to the Arab dictators who achieve 99.999999999999999 per cent results in their favour in elections, let them go to the garbage.


By the way Saddam achieved 100 per cent in the last ELECTION! If he had stayed another seven BLACK years he would have made it 402 per cent: the 100 per cent of the Iraqi people, plus another 100 per cent of the Iraqi animals, added to that 100 per cent of the angels in the sky of Iraq and similar from Jins (the Ghosts of Iraq) with the vote of Satan and the vote of GOD!

Well, the animals were also exposed to tortures and imprisonment plus expulsion by Saddam's regime. In one of the anecdotes of torture: one day during the Arab summit meeting in Baghdad each diner had different kind of food for his main meals. The previous king of Jordan (Hussein) asked for fresh wild desert deer meat for his dinner each night. The meeting was for 3 days. Saddam asked the three major security forces to be responsible for hunting a deer each day. First day was the turn of Mukhabarat and the deer meat was ready in time! The second day the deer meat was delivered a little bit late by the Military intelligent forces. On the third day, the King was waiting for long time for the fresh wild desert deer meat and got so frustrated and hungry that he contacted the president. Saddam contacted the security forces because it was their turn to hunt for the poor deer. The head of the security (usually Tikriti) told him that they were unable to get a deer but instead they captured a goat. They said they were interrogating it and submitting it to severe torture to force it to confess that it was a wild desert deer! "Not to worry Sir. We are nearly there. If it will not confess, we will slaughter it!"

Saddam's major fear was of anyone who challenged his position irrespective of whom that person was. It could be a dog or a camel or an ox or even a cow - Saddam would cut him into pieces and throw his remains to the wild dogs. This is only because Saddam is a weak coward.

Some of the most wanted opponents of Saddam were the intellectuals such as doctors, writers, lawyers, professors, and any well-educated man or woman. He killed some, imprisoned others and forced or expelled the rest from Iraq. Those who remained in Iraq were forced to submit their will either in silence or in artificial support for his regime to keep themselves and their families safe.

Now the situation for the scientists and intellectuals, especially doctors and university professors, is worse than at the time of Saddam. One has to admit that their freedom is not impeded as before but they are more in danger because of the organised terrorist attacks against them. Over the last few months these attacks have increased. Hundreds of intellectuals have been kidnapped, tortured, assassinated, disappeared or given an ultimatum to leave the country! It is another booby-trapped terrorist act aiming to create a weak Iraq. Who will benefit from this? A clear question may need more than one answer.

This is one of the most important issues that the new government needs to take into consideration as part of the security situation. Worsening of the security situation is a very clear sign of the failure of those who are responsible for it. It is certainly a failure of the Iraqi Police to tackle such issue. A complete and urgent review of the security situation by the Iraqis and the coalition forces is needed. The punishment of the perpetrators should be the strongest possible during this time and should be quick, in public and reported by the media.


The good news is the Iraqi police have succeeded in capturing one of the closest thugs to Zarbawi called Omar Bazyani and they are now in control of Najaf city. Bazyani is a major terrorist who was involved in many attacks that resulted in hundreds of Iraqi deaths.

With regard to the Arab countries and Iran, the formation of the interim government before 30 June 2004 was unexpected for them. They saw deteriorating security as positive because it meant that George W. Bush would lose the U.S. election to John Kerry. They thought that John Kerry would change American policies about a democratic Middle East and pull out troops. They were disappointed when Kerry declared that he would take an even stronger stance on well known states which support the ideology of terrorists. The Arab and Iranian leaders have done nothing for their people and have based their policies on wrong assumptions. The world has changed and moved a long distance forward but the Arab leaders remain the same. Saddam is one man who destroyed one of the richest countries and turned it into poverty and subsequent occupation. The other Arab leaders are just Saddam to varying degrees. They have to leave before it is too late for them and their peoples to do so.

We wish the new interim government of Iraq good luck. We hope their leadership during this time will pave the road for a full election, complete Iraq independence and establishment of a respectful relationship with the coalition countries which liberated Iraq from Saddam regime, and laid out the way for a free, democratic and prosperous Iraq.

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