Iraq has seen it all before

Global Voices editor Salam Adil expresses the appropriate skepticism towards recent development in Iraq:

It is like deja-vu all over again. How many times will the media declare Iraqi Sovereignty and us bloggers are expected to stand up and respectfully applaud? First Bremmer handed over Iraqi Sovereignty in June 2004. There was a new sovereignty again with elections in January 2005, then again with the vote over the new constitution, and again in November 2005, when the Americans let the Iraqis have their own palace back, etc. The list is seemingly endless.

So please forgive the Iraqi bloggers for not jumping on this new bandwagon.

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