The U.S. coalition in Iraq took a major blow today a Ezzidin Salim became the second member of the Iraqi Governing Council to be killed. From Bremer: “The terrorists who are seeking to destroy Iraq have struck a cruel blow with this vile act today. But they will be defeated. The Iraqi people will ensure that his vision of a democratic, free and prosperous Iraq will become a reality.”
And our good friend Mr. Chalabi (he of the welcomed with open arms promises) has chimed in as well: “The U.S. security plan for Iraq has failed. There is no alternative except to adopt a definition of sovereignty that includes full control over the security forces.”
This has got to be another pretty serious blow to military personnel who could have used a better week right about now.