Saturday, April 10, 2004

The Iraqi Governing Council may be falling apart 

Juan Cole draws attention to the Iraqi Governing Council's recent condemnation of the actions of US troops in Fallujah. At least one member of the council has resigned in protest over the way US troops have handled the situation in Fallujah, and more members are threatening to resign. Many members are even rumored to have left the country, fearing they could be assassinated because of their connection with the Americans. Cole concludes, "This looks to me like an incipient collapse of the US government of Iraq." Indeed. The US can't very well hand over power to the council on June 30 if all its members have resigned or fled the country!
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