Monday, May 17, 2004

More Violence In Iraq

Suicide Assassin Kills Iraq Council Chief A suicide bombing killed the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council as his car waited at a checkpoint near coalition headquarters Monday, a major setback to American efforts to stabilize Iraq just six weeks before the handover of sovereignty.
This is only going to get worse before it ever gets better. Transferring sovereignty and elections are crucial to building a legitimate government in Iraq and undermining the appeal of the insurgents. The militias and terrorist groups know this, so it is in there interest to cause so much chaos that it is impossible to form a new government.

On a related note, WE HAVE FOUND THE WMD, kind of. A roadside bomb containing nerve gas was detonated, but failed to kill anyone. It was almost certainly not invading and occupying Iraq over, but its a safe bet that the hawks who are less rigorous in their thinking will trumpet this bit of news with great enthusiasm.


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