Monday, September 04, 2006

Iraq progress watch

Never mind the carnage, which is ongoing and horrific. A more revealing measure of where things stand is that plans for the Americans to hand over control of the Iraqi army to Iraqis (I thought Iraq had regained its sovereignty already, but never mind) has been delayed. Again. One blogger suggests the problem is that we're not really talking about the Iraqis getting command of their army, but only of operations involving small units of men.

The real test of when Team Bush trusts Iraqis to run their own affairs is when it allows them to have substantial quantities of tanks, artillery, and air power. I'm not holding my breath.

(Thanks to Juan Cole.)


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