Is it me, or didn't Bush tell us that the UN, in the person of Lakhdar Brahimi, would be in charge of choosing the new Iraqi Interim Governing council? I'm pretty sure he did.
Over the weekend it seemed, however, that the process got hijacked by the Interim Governing Council who made their President, the new President, their Foreign Minister the new Foreign Minister etc. And then they "dissolved" themselves. Neat trick. What could possibly go wrong?
But --- as ever with these liars (sorry, it's an overused word, blame them, not me, cause they're seemingly addicted to it) --- America apparently doesn't deserve the truth.
"Bremer is the dictator of Iraq," he said. "He has the money. He has the signature."
He later added: "I will not say who was my first choice, and who was not my first choice ... I will remind you that the Americans are governing this country."
No good man goes unpunished by the Mayberry Machiavellis.