---------------Walt Handelsman, NY Newsday
You know what today was, don't you? It was June 30, the day the Americans were supposed to handover sovereignty to the newly installed "alleged" government.
You know what's truly sad about this? The occupiers think they were pretty clever with their decision to handover Iraqi sovereignty two days early. And they even freely admit they did it to foil the terrorists.
There's nothing clever about it. In fact, it's an act of complete desperation, and an open admission that they have no control over the country. There's even a medical term for it: Premature Iraqi Nation.
It's a highly embarrassing condition, and certainly nothing to brag about.
---------------Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal Constitution