Allawi may have been a terrorist

Hey, but at least he was “our” terrorist, kinda. He seems to have played every side of the street, according to a dossier rounded up by Ken Layne. The rundown on Allawi makes Chalabi sound relatively straightforward.
I suppose in the interests of stability, if not democracy, a CIA-installed strongman ruling Iraq does make some kind of sense. Meet the new boss, oh you liberated Iraqis, same as the old boss.