Democracy Delayed

April 27, 2010

From The American Spectator


Last week, following its review of documents charging fraud in Iraq’s March 7 elections, an Iraqi court ordered a recount of votes in Baghdad.

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who ran on a platform of Iraqi relations with Israel...

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Ahmadinejad Races Toward Nuclear Capability; Alusi Postulates “D.C. is Coming Closer to Iran”

April 9, 2010

Looks like even the U.S. State Department is saying that clearly, Iran’s nuclear enrichment effort is weapons related. At a recent event in Tehran, Ahmadinejad showcased what he said was a new generation of domestically-built...

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Alusi Charges That Iraqi Elections Were Corrupted by Iran, Saudia Arabia

April 3, 2010


Hugely disappointing news from Iraq last week as Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who won his seat in Iraq’s Parliament in December, 2005 and has been a fearless champion of human rights, press freedom, and...

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Iraqi Liberal Warns of a Fixed Election

March 18, 2010

From The New York Post



In a phone interview from Baghdad yester day, an Iraqi member of parliament said he believes he and other liberals are being shortchanged votes by an Iraqi Electoral Commission that has been corrupted by Iran.

“The citizens of Iraq went to...

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Biden’s Embarrassment and Hillary’s Rage: Part of a Staged Effort to Push Israel Away?

March 18, 2010

Is it just me, or does anyone else think last week’s drama surrounding Vice President Joe Biden’s supposed “embarrassment” and Hillary Clinton’s rage over an Israeli decision to build 1600 apartments in East...

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Iraqi Leader After Yesterday’s Election: “We are the Beginning of True Democracy in the Middle East”

March 8, 2010


Millions of voters braved the threat of bombs and bullets to participate in yesterday’s Parliamentary elections in Iraq. As usual, the terrorists tried to intimidate voters but again as usual, the sorry few cowards could not intimidate the...

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Maverick Iraqi Politician Claims Iran Could Go Nuclear Within Weeks

December 27, 2009

From The Jerusalem Post



Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi is warning that Iran is much closer to attaining nuclear capability than most sources, including the International Atomic Energy Agency and the US State Department, believe. In fact, he predicts the Iranians...

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Iraqi Parliamentarian Warns, Obama’s Vision to Become ‘A Joke and a Tragedy’ if Iran Gets the Bomb

December 17, 2009


Distressing news out of Iran yesterday as that nation’s theocratic leaders continue to defy the international community by testing a long-range missile that could reach Europe or Israel.

In a number of interviews I have...

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American Foreign Policy Council’s Ilan Berman Exhorts the West to Find Its Backbone

October 14, 2009

Ilan Berman’s new book,“Winning the Long War, Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam,” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009) catalogues American successes and failures to defeat radical Islam post-9/11. In its quiet,...

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Dissident Watch: Mithal al-Alusi

May 30, 2009

From Middle East Quarterly


Spring 2009


Amid growing conservatism and ethnic and sectarian populism in Iraq, parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, a Sunni Arab, has become the country’s chief advocate for liberal values including a free market, free press, religious...

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