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nodictators Donating Member (977 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-04 09:37 AM
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BBC: Iraq Handover of Power a hoax
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Humvees more telling than handover

Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 April, 2004, 09:28 GMT 10:28 UK

By Paul Reynolds
BBC News Online world affairs correspondent


The Interim Government will be politically very weak. It will not have sovereign powers, despite being described as "fully sovereign" in the law which is setting it up.


The limitations of the interim government are as follows:

It will be appointed not elected

It will have no powers to make laws

Laws and rules already made by the Coalition will remain in force

It will probably not have controlling power over the Coalition forces which after 30 June will become the "multi-national force"


The Humvee indicator

A telling detail about the actual state of affairs on the ground is that the US army is making a world-wide search for armoured Humvees. This is not a war which is getting easier, therefore.

Note: Details on the list of the limitations of powers are given in the article.

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