Bremer of course is the front-man for Bush, Cheney, and the Pentagon neo-cons in all this. He's attempting to upend Ayatollah Sistani with this little manuever, and trying to use the U.N. as he excuse in doing so. A few days ago Sistani agreed to an elections delay, but only until October, and only if the U.N. Security Council acted and guaranteed no further delays. But of course the last thing the Americans really want is an election in Iraq before the American election in November. And the real reality of the situation is that the Americans don't really want any one-man one-vote truly democratic election in Iraq any time soon; but of course they can't say so. They will however continue to act so. For as soon as Sistani gets a real election the next step will be to 'ask' the U.S. troops and CIA to depart. And the last thing the Americans have in mind is taking their military and CIA out of Iraq anytime in the foreseeable future.