It occurs to me that the reports of Iraqi PM Allawi personally offing some jihadis requires Allawi to be not only vicious but stupid. Why do it personally? Why not just have a couple of trusted cleaners take custody of the prisoners, drive out to the desert, shoot them and bury them on the spot? That would seem a lot less incriminating than doing the killing personally in front of thirty of so witnesses, including US personel. Does Allawi have people he trusts that much? Well, according to Paul McGeough, at least thirty of them.