new mayor of baghdad
April 6, 2003 4:50 PM   Subscribe

washington picks a new man to run iraq, is this guy really the most qualified man for the job? apparently some people think so.
posted by specialk420 (16 comments total)
Isn't the question rather "Should there be be someone picked by Washington to run Iraq?"

I don't think competence comes into it. It's all about whether and who should choose. The Iraqi people? A council of Iraqi wise men? Chosen by whom? The UN? The Arab League?

And when. And quite probably WTF too!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:59 PM on April 6, 2003

Iraq, yesterday.

posted by The Jesse Helms at 5:03 PM on April 6, 2003

Horrific image for sure.

Got a point to go with it, Jesse?
posted by John Smallberries at 5:21 PM on April 6, 2003

I'm sure there are plenty of "qualified" people to assume this post...why not Garner?
posted by davidmsc at 5:30 PM on April 6, 2003

Whoever gets the job can at least count on plenty of thumb-ups.
posted by psychomedia at 5:52 PM on April 6, 2003

why not Garner?

perhaps some of the iraqi/middle-eastern mefi readers have some opinion on that question?
posted by specialk420 at 6:08 PM on April 6, 2003

You know who should run post-war Iraq? Bill Clinton. We'll give him 8 years to run up the economy, foster advances in technology, and then after he's done let Jeb Bush (since G.W. already had his moment to shine) come in and run it into the ground. Then it can invade another country for multiple reasons, none of which can be proven.
posted by benjh at 7:26 PM on April 6, 2003

The Jesse Helms, you're presence is requested in MeTa.
posted by ashbury at 7:36 PM on April 6, 2003

MetaTalk, the internet equivalent of the Vice-Principal's office...
"The Jesse's in trouble.. The Jesse's in trouble... Neener neener... OW!"
posted by wendell at 9:22 PM on April 6, 2003

I was actually pondering this the other day.. (back to the original post)

How hard would it be for some to take this as the next step in what is already considered to be a 'zionist' plot, and claim, yet again, jihad?

Of course, I wouldn't put this past the same group that appointed Henry Kissinger as head of the 911 investigation commission..
posted by jazzkat11 at 10:11 PM on April 6, 2003

will the question be asked someday? what the hell were we they thinking? appointing a former american general and friend of all things likud as the "administrator" of an muslim, arab nation - ? ... as the ashes settle?

if we had to point an american military man - perhaps zinni would have been a better choice?
posted by specialk420 at 10:45 PM on April 6, 2003

hes fucking white for starters.

thats problem numero uno.
posted by Satapher at 11:06 PM on April 6, 2003

yeah, a white person can't possibly do the job.

those damned crackers are good for nothing.

fucking honkey.
posted by angry modem at 12:58 AM on April 7, 2003

Racial integration is one thing, aparthied is quite another.
posted by kaibutsu at 4:24 AM on April 7, 2003

no no no. he is white. Think about the NON-AMERICAN points of view on this one.
posted by Satapher at 11:15 AM on April 7, 2003

He is the most qualified, he needs to be a. a military man (this is a military occupation), b. friendly with Israel's right wing, and c. thoroughly "onboard" the administration's train. They don't want someone who is too independent, it would be a disaster to have 2 different messages coming from Washington and Baghdad.
posted by cell divide at 11:42 AM on April 7, 2003

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