Wednesday, November 12, 2003

U.S. Seeks A Faster Transition In Iraq

Sounds like Bush is putting his re-election ahead of the Iraqi people. But is that really any surprise?

Yes, I want a handover of actual power to Iraqis. But I want it done properly, not in a rushed, half-arsed way driven by US domestic politics rather than the needs of the Iraqi people. If the Americans do this wrong, they'll be setting up a bloodbath. And unfortunately, given the way that they've handled things so far, I don't have too much hope that they'll do it right...