In an unexpected move, the Coalition Provisional Government has passed sovereignty to the Iraqi people two days ahead of schedule. L. Paul Bremer has officially given sovereignty to the Iraqi people, and new Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is speaking now. The Iraqi government is now in the hands of the Iraqi people, and the nation of Iraq is a nation once more.

The terrorists have failed in preventing this handover – instead of weakening the resolve of the coalition and the Iraqi people, they have emboldened it. Instead of stopping the handover of power, they have accelerated it. They have lost.

Here’s to the new goverment of Iraq – may the new government bring strength and democracy to the Iraqi people.

UPDATE: An Iraqi court will indict Saddam Hussein on multiple charges this week as well.


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