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Sunday, November 07, 2004

Do the words "state of emergency" and "liberation" go together?

From CNN:
Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has declared a state of emergency for 60 days, his spokesman said on Sunday.

The emergency declaration excludes Iraqi regions run by Kurdish peoples in northern Iraq, and comes as U.S. and Iraqi forces prepare for an assault on insurgents in Falluja.
Just like he does with every other type of capital, Bush seems intent on spending his "political capital" as fast as possible. I'm sure the "state of emergency" means martial law, curfews, shoot on sight, etc. Exactly how this differs from what they've already got going in Iraq now I'm not sure. But it can't be good.