This House believes only a new dictator can end the violence in Iraq
Wednesday January 31 2007
MOTION REJECTED by 33% to 67%
Adnan Pachachi, former President of the Iraq Governing Council, blamed occupying forces for the sectarian violence in Iraq during a Doha Debate on January 31.
“The vast majority of Iraqis are not involved in sectarian violence, they want to live in peace. Militias act in the name of a sect. I blame this on the occupying power, which established a system based on division,” he said.
Mr. Pachachi was arguing against the motion: ‘This House believes only a new dictator can end the violence in Iraq.’
He won the Debate with co-speaker British parliamentarian George Galloway. The audience backed their call to support democracy and reject a dictator by a majority of two to one.
Arguing for the motion were Sabah Al-Mukhtar, President of the Arab Lawyers Association in the UK, and Robert Baer, a former CIA officer who served for 20 years in the Middle East.