"Most Iraqis would celebrate Al Maliki's resignation. But we all wonder about his replacement. I've said many times that I support Ayad Allawi and still hope that he will have a chance. Unfortunately, several Arabic publications have attacked him. One such paper is Al Quds Al Arabi, which writes about his hiring a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm and his support from the Gulf states.
To Al Quds Al Arabi and others who consider Allawi questionable, I say give the Iraqis a break. You supported the murderer Saddam Hussein, and you told us to shut up when we spoke up. You didn't listen to us Iraqis then when we dealt with his unspeakable horrors, why should we listen to you now?" -IraqPundit