Monday, December 04, 2006

The Occupation is Over!


Reporting on Abdelaziz al-Hakim's chat with Bush in the White House today, Michele Kelemen let it be known that the cleric and head of the "Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, was a proponent of the war to topple Saddam Hussein and a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council when the US was occupying Iraq…"

Good Lord, I can remember the occupation of Iraq just like it was yesterday, or this morning, or....

2 comments:

Kevan said...

Maybe she meant occupying in the sense of moving in. It's a subtle parse, but it's what it looks like to me. " .... when the U.S. was (in the process of moving men and machines into) Iraq." Still, it could have been more clearly written,

Mytwords said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but as I listened to it the intent seemed to be that since the great "handover" of sovereignty, the US is not occupying Iraq, but is there by invitation.