An Absence of Legitimacy

Excellent commentary by Fareed Zakaria on what’s happening in Iraq. The point that he makes at the end about the transition plan being accelerated to coincide with the US elections does a good job of highlighting one of the key drivers of Bush administration policy–whether or not it helps them politically.

It’s quite fitting the organizations Bush and company heaped such scorn on earlier are precisely the ones they must ask to help them out of the mess.