Iraqi ‘Sovereignty’: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Amid more bad news from Iraq and increasing dissatisfaction among voters, President Bush will give the first of a series of six speeches today detailing his plans for the June 30 “transfer of power” in Iraq. The speeches are meant to acquaint the public with a joint United States-Great Britain U.N. Security Council resolution regarding the transfer. But Iraq’s proposed “sovereignty” will likely disappoint audiences in all countries involved. Key elements follow:

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