So the President and his friends have been slamming John Kerry for criticizing Iyad Allawi’s speech to Congress last week because Allawi is a key ally and the brave leader of Iraq, and because he’s the leader of the country and is best qualified to talk about it. What then to make of the fact that Bush’s campaign staff worked on Allawi’s speech with him? The truth is that I couldn’t even muster any outrage about this revelation. Everybody already knew that Allawi was here to campaign for Bush.