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Someday I want to read a book on what exactly happened in Iraq last week.

The Iraqi Governing Council chose a Prime Minister, ignoring the UN envoy and the US. Or maybe the US pushed the IGC into doing its bidding. But then the IGC forced the issue and chose a President over the objections of the US and the UN. Adnan Pachachi was offered the Presidency, but turned it down. And now the IGC has dissolved itself a month early.

I think I’m glad in the abstract that Iraqis are asserting themselves, but I don’t know enough about the people involved to have an opinion on whether the decisions they’ve made will lead to greater freedom in Iraq.

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