On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out: There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim government in Iraq. The US-run regime will last at least six months, "probably...longer than that."
And by the time the Iraqi people have a say in choosing a government, the key economic decisions about their country's future will have been made by their occupiers.
How's that for predicting?
And don't miss the piece Jeanne wishes she'd written, or her take on the maybe new Judith Miller. Oh, do yourself a favor and read everything she has currently posted.