Saturday, August 30, 2003

Iraqi governing council

An opinion piece in this morning's Arab News is actually encouraging. The writer notes that individual Arab nations have been opening doors to the Iraqi Governing Council and that this is the first step on the road to Arab League recognition. He also acknowledges that the Council is "representative of the real Iraqis" regardless of how it came about.

Given what happened yesterday, the sooner that the Council takes over Iraq's affairs the better. Not that they would have been better able to prevent that attack, but I think they will be better able to carry out the severe crack-down that will be necessary to bring this sort of activity to a close.