Wag the dog a little harder, George

Safia Taleb Al Souhail was recognized by President Bush’s SOTU address with this introduction:
“Eleven years ago, Safia’s father was assassinated by Saddam’s intelligence service. Three days ago in Baghdad, Safia was finally able
to vote for the leaders of her country — and we are honored that she is with us tonight.”

This year’s chairwarmer is an interesting person for the President to have chosen to highlight in his speech. Especially considering how much work she’s done for the neocon movement, the fact that she hadn’t lived in Iraq for 30 years, was an American-placed a member of the Iraqi interim government, and the fact that she’s the new Iraqi ambassador to Egypt. You may also remember that she was paraded in front of us back in 2002 as justification for going after Saddam. It’s interesting to note that her sister blames the US for her father’s death, saying that the CIA sold him out because they needed Saddam in power at that point.  Shades of the incubator story, no? More research ongoing at KOS.

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