Negroponte has left the (nation) building

"Mission accomplished?" asks Middle East scholar Helena Cobban, as the American ambassador leaves Iraq, "It depends what the mission was, of course. If it was to 'lead' Iraq through a mockery of an election, leave the physical and much of the social infrastructure in tatters, public security a nightmare, and the political situation in an impotent impasse, then yes, jolly well done, John!" (Just World News)

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