Why is Allawi visiting now?

Has anyone come up with even a half-plausible reason for bringing Iyad Allawi to Washington now, rather than after the election, other than to make him a campaign surrogate for George W. Bush? The Congress doesn’t have any Iraq-related business to do before recess.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Query”

  1. Allawi appears different in USA and EUrope

    On Dutch television with some surprise I noticed that Iraqi interim prime minister Allawi visited our country (halfyear chair of the EU) in traditional clothes and a few day later

  2. allawi in the hizzy

    Update: Matt Yglesias weighs in. I definitely knew something was up with Allawi. I knew that he had to have been appointed by Rumsfeld or Bush or some other political dude. In response to Mark A. R. Kleiman, no, there…

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