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Cueball
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posted 20 February 2004 02:41 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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The councillors' nepotism rankles, too. Sons, nephews and cousins abound in ministries and on committees. And there are growing signs of authoritarianism. As before the war, senior officials honk furiously through the traffic jams of Baghdad, their convoys bristling with gun muzzles like hedgehogs. The chairman of the council's security committee, Ayad Allawi, has begun creating a new version of the feared secret police. Iraq may well need a counter-insurgency force, but Mr Allawi's rivals accuse him of recruiting former torturers to man a new apparatus of oppression.

The Economist


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Has the colonial governor expressed his displeasure with the lack of democracy?
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