It's historic alright. A huge historic bungle that is quite literally exploding in their faces as they try to appear to go but actually stay with their carefully chosen Iraqi faces now out front. Over the weekend on ABC News one of the neocon political commentators made a little mistake and clearly called the American-appointed 'interim Iraqi Prime Minister' a "CIA agent" -- it was a rare moment of candor in public in today's confused, uptight, and secretive Washington.
Of course this is not the language the Americans are using, but the reality is that U.S. proconsul Paul Brememer is running from Iraq a few days ahead of schedule in near-total failure, and the country itself is teetering between chaos and civil war.
As for that new Iraqi flag Bremer tried to foist on the Iraqis just a few months ago now -- the one that had two blue strips as does the Israeli flag -- it too has been disgarded, another symbol of how just about everything the Bremer-led Americans touched in Iraq has ended in failure and disgrace. And since Bremer is himself one of the infamous Washington neocons, what happened today 'ahead of schedule' is a kind of acknowledgement that Iraq has become a quagmire for the neocons and they are now attempting to publicly run from it while at the same time still controlling it. For the Israeli-centric neocons have even grander schemes and exploits in mind beyong Iraq should they retain power after November.