gwen (gwenix) wrote,

And.. just a brief news bit:


Port 'handed back' to Iraqis

The port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq has become the first town to be handed back to local people since the end of the US-led conflict.

Though, from the "i told you so" department:

Across Iraq the picture is much less clear, with local leaders emerging who are not willing to work with the Americans or British.

In parts of the capital Baghdad, Najaf and Karbala and elsewhere, Shia mosque leaders are establishing food distribution networks, running hospitals and maintaining order without consulting or involving the coalition forces.

What, you mean they're evidencing values of self-rule and independent capabilities of governing things vital for their survival? How undemocratic can they be! They must worship at the feet of their rul... er, consult their liberators!

But I'm still glad to see at least one town given back to its people already. I hope this trend continues.

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