"I welcome the formation of an Interim Iraqi Government to administer Iraq from 30 June after the dissolution of the Coalition Provisional Authority and the end of the occupation by Coalition forces." said Alexander Downer, Foreign Affairs Minister.
Leaving around four weeks before the formation of an Iraqi governing council, a forced sense of hope is seen in the leading paragraph of the media release. Whether or not the organisation will have its act together by that date is another matter, best left to those who can strain a worry bead.
Telling more than they've been telling before, the move to a self-governing Iraq should hopefully follow the "end of the occupation by Coalition forces." Bridging that final push toward a democracy befitting the eyes of America, the interim Government will include seats for Iraqis who lived under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. Another kind of rule.
Written on Thursday, 3 June 2004