of the newly appointed puppet regime, our troops will be on their way home, right? Well, not quite.
Iraq will continue to rely heavily on our troops for security. Close to 140,000 will remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future, and the U.S. will maintain a strong military presence there in the years to come.
So, we will continue our military occupation of Iraq while claiming all the while that it's a sovereign nation? Do the neocons in the Bush administration even know what the word "sovereignty" means?
Webster defines "sovereignty" as "supreme power, especially over a body politic" or "freedom from external control." That can only mean one of two things: either dictionaries are in short supply on Capitol Hill, or most of the men and women leading this nation are illiterate.
Of course, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, this is the same administration that proclaimed "mission accomplished" eight months ago.