Quietly, almost as if it were meant to go unnoticed...
The Iraqis have a new government-
An Important Day in Iraq
(If a bigger noise was made about it in the media over the weekend, please let me know. I saw nothing about this other than the article Hewitt posted. Of course, I don't watch TV, so they mighthave mentioned it tere.)
That's one more hurdle passed in order to bring our troops home. I agree with Jay Tea at Wizbang on this point too-
Now that Iraq has a Constitution and a democratically-elected government that holds the recognition of most of the world's nations, as well as the United Nations, can we argue that the "occupation" of Iraq is officially over? That our forces remain there to assist the legitimate government, and we are no more "occupiers" than we are in Germany or Japan?
I'd add Korea to that list as well.
And an interesting oped piece on the 'anti-war myths'-