Positive news from Iraq for a change
Against the background of suicide bombings, death squards and growing sectarian violence comes this piece of good news: the Iraqi Governing Council is incresingly standing up to the Americans. Unfortunately, some of the ways they're standing up are not so good - approving contracts which may have been assigned corruptly, appointing their own stooges in the place of the pentagon's, without any pretence of elections - but in general its a good trend. Iraq needs to be run by and for Iraqis, not for the benefit of Haliburton and Bechtel.
Though judging from this article, both the IGC and CPA have a long, long way to go yet.