Monday, June 28, 2004

Iraqi Sovereignty?

From WorldNetDaily: In a surprise move that apparently caught insurgents off guard, the United States-led coalition handed power over to the interim Iraqi government two days before its deadline.

"This is a historical day," Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said. "We feel we are capable of controlling the security situation."

A senior coalition official said on condition of anonymity that the transfer took place early because Allawi had indicated his ministries already were fully staffed, NBC News reported.

Call me cynical, but I can't help thinking this early turnover of power signifies a desire on our government's part to wash its hands of the whole affair. I've never been a fan of the occupation and its attendant dangers, though I supported the initial war to ouster Saddam. But doesn't it seem a strange coincidence that just when terrorist attacks are heating up, we hand over the reigns a wee bit early?

At any rate, It'll be good to see our troops leave that place. I don't think American lives are worth Iraqi stability.

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