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Thursday, June 03, 2004

The meaning of sovereignty

Yahoo! News - Powell: Iraq Will Have No Veto on U.S.-Led Force
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.
  1. The "occupation" officially ends on June 30.
  2. The interim Iraqi government will be given "sovereignty" on that date.
  3. The U.S. military will stay exactly as long as the U.S. government wants them to.
What exactly is the meaning of sovereignty once again?

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.


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