Another Law-Free Zone In Iraq

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that new Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Alawi executed six Iraqi suspected insurgents by himself, with his own pistol. No trial, no due process, no nothing. Four Americans from Alawi's private security detail watched the whole thing "in stunned silence."

What did we bother helping the Iraqis set up a new government for if their new chief executive is going to walk around personally blowing away detainees? Do we still think Iraq is better off than it was during the Saddam Hussein years?

Via Eschaton.