Poland to US: Do Widzenia!
Since the "Afghanizing" of Iraq you don't hear as much about the deteriorating situation in the country, even after the transfer of sovereignty. Now, comes news that the Poles are transferring control to the US in Najaf and Qadisiya provinces. This is a result of the re-engagment of Muqtada Sadr's Mahdi Army, which initially caused major problems to the US back in April. I think it will be interesting how we (and the new Iraqi government) deal with this, especially in terms of the political calculus in the run-up to the Presidential Election in November.
Posted by john at 8/09/2004 12:06:00 PM|| |