Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi killed six suspected insurgents just days before he was handed power, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The report cites two witnesses to the killing who say Allawi fatally shot the prisoners, who were handcuffed, blindfolded and lined up against a wall in a courtyard near the maximum-security facility at al-Amariyah security centre near Baghdad. They quoted Allawi as saying the men "deserved worse than death" because each had killed some 50 Iraqis.
The newspaper added the killings were seen by about a dozen Iraqi police and four Americans from Allawi's security team. Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib, another alleged witness, is said to have congratulated Allawi.
According to Holden over at Atrios' blog, the Washington (aka Moonie) Times
was the first US news source to pick up on this story, which as it states was first reported in the Sydney Morning Herald. Just a couple of days ago Allawi was promising to annihilate the insurgents
, and a few weeks ago we found out that he's a terrorist himself
. When the CIA and US imperialists are involved, don't ever think that "regime change" means "regime improvement."