Apparently there are some subtle differences when it comes to the timing of handover of Saddam to Iraqi control.
President Bush explains: “I want to make sure that when sovereignty is transferred, Saddam Hussein stays in jail.”
This is the understatement of the decade. Yes, handing over power to Iraqis is important both symbolically and substantively. But let’s not even pretend that there is a debate on the Saddam issue. Any lapse in security would be an unthinkable disaster.