It's a really good contract!

Former Bush Iraq point man signs terms with Ayad Allawi to help him get his old job back from Nouri al-Maliki.


Joan Walsh
August 24, 2007 7:30PM (UTC)

Thursday White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe deflected questions about why Bush allies in Haley Barbour's lobbying firm were helping former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi get his job back from embattled Nouri al-Maliki. "Maybe it's a really good contract," Johndroe told reporters.

That part was true. Today Iraqslogger has the contract, signed by former Bush point man on Iraq Robert Blackwill, committing Barbour, Griffith & Rogers to represent Allawi for the price of $300,000, plus expenses. No word on who's paying the bills for Allawi.

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It's good to know the president insists these matters will be decided in Baghdad, not Washington. But who's going to defend Maliki, now that both parties have decided to make the (admittedly flawed) P.M. the problem?


Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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