|June 29, 2004|
the earlier handover of the Iraqi government a surprise to you?
I think it's sort of like that nice early declaration that the war was over: I'm not sure everybody's in agreement over it.
I was surprised by the reasons for the early handover...but whatever.
Yes. It's rare to see a major project of any kind finished early.
It was a good idea. This way it is over with inside of all the hoopla and intense media cover.
When the formal bestowing of power in Iraq happened two days early, I gathered that the Bush administration had researched all possible photo ops and decided that stealth was safer.