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Bush is going to spawn an "Iraqi Hitler"…

So says Interim Iraqi President Ghazi Yawar. says the continued instability and humiliation of the people could lead to a worse situation than when Saddam was in power.

The Times Online‘s story is a big shot over the bow at the Bush admin. You can’t get more frank than this in terms of criticism.

In a series of media interviews on a trip to London, Iraq’s political figurehead also criticised Washington for its disastrous decision to dismantle Iraq’s security forces after its invasion last year – which paved the way for a breakdown of law and order.

“We could have screened people out instead of screening them in and this could have saved us a lot of hassle and problems,” Mr Yawar told the BBC.

Mr Yawar’s criticisms of Pentagon policy in Iraq came a year to the day after the capture of Saddam Hussein created a short-lived euphoria among the US coalition and its civilian administrators.

…Mr Yawar said that the continuing instability and violence presented a long-term threat to the prospects for democracy in Iraq, where nationwide elections are scheduled for January 30.

This could in the long term create an environment in which an Iraqi Hitler could emerge like the one created by the defeat of Germany and the humiliation of Germans in World War I,” he told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper in remarks published today.

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