The meaning of sovereignty
Iraq's new interim government will have no veto over future military operations by American-led forces after the U.S.-British occupation formally ends on June 30, Secretary of State Colin Powell said.So:
- The "occupation" officially ends on June 30.
- The interim Iraqi government will be given "sovereignty" on that date.
- The U.S. military will stay exactly as long as the U.S. government wants them to.
Isn't double-speak a wonderful thing to witness? Thank you, Mr. Orwell, for at least coining a phrase we can use to describe the phenomenon.