Praful Bidwai on July 24th:
bq. The Anglo-American coalition is caught in what is rapidly turning into a quagmire. Every single political plan it devised for Iraq has come a cropper. Its first pro-consul, Lt Gen Jay Garner, had to quit within a month — in disgrace. His civilian successor Paul Bremer hasn’t had an iota of success in establishing a nominally viable government.
Iraq, July 31
bq. BAGHDAD, Iraq — After weeks of struggling to choose a leader, Iraq’s U.S.-picked interim government named its first president Wednesday — a Shiite Muslim from a party banned by Saddam Hussein.
As always, Praful is ahead of the curve.
[Sources: “Rediff”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/jun/24praful.htm, “Tri-Valley Herald”:http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~1543894,00.html]