Iraq Formally Returns to Self-Rule*** Two Days Early
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States handed sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government two days earlier than expected Monday, aiming to forestall guerrilla attacks with a secretive ceremony formally ending 14 months of occupation...
The low-key ceremony was over before it was announced and came as a surprise to ordinary Iraqis. Its hurried and secret nature appeared to reflect fears that guerrillas could stage a spectacular attack on the scheduled date of June 30.
***by self-rule, we mean you can do anything you choose, as long as we say you can.