Happy Iraqi Power Transfer Day!
One of the things the Iraqis will have to do is something that sooner or later every sovereign republic must do: pick a day to be their Independence Day. What will they pick? The day Saddam's government fell? Or today? It will be interesting to see.
In what is becoming a signature move of the Bush administration, the transfer took place ahead of schedule and way the hell over budget. But it caught most people off guard, including those who looked at the calendar with salivation, wanting nothing more than to disrupt the June 30 handover. I'm sure that there are radical clerics and car bombers who were caught up short, without their fiery denunciations and IEDs ready. I'm sure they're pissed.
I hope they're scared.