Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Patriot Act, Iraqi style.

The more things change...

"The lives of the Iraqi people are in danger, they are in danger from evil forces, from gangs of terrorists," said Human Rights Minister Bakhtiyar Amin.

Iraqi officials introducing the new law said people should be protected in the current climate of violence.
Mr Amin described the law as being similar to the controversial US anti-terror Patriot Act.

It looks like Allawi has been granted sweeping powers. (This is a new development for the population?)