The Man with the Plan
Your article on U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi [June 7] reported that he compromised with members of the Iraqi Governing Council to select Iyad Allawi, a man also favored by U.S. officials, as the country's interim Prime Minister. That is absolutely incredible. Allawi, like the discredited Ahmad Chalabi, had lived outside Iraq for decades; he was a Baath Party member and a CIA employee. How likely is it that he will be viewed by the Iraqi public as having credibility? When will the Bush Administration learn from its past mistakes?