We waited as long as we could:
You can just hear Bush telling
Ghazi Yawar* Ayad Allawi: "Really, it's never happened with any other country. I've just been so tense lately. . . "
* Getting this wrong didn't seem to spoil the joke, but honestly? Who is in charge there? There's a president, a prime minister, and -- if you go by Bush's exhortation to "Let freedom reign!" -- there's also some kind of monarchial system in place. Whatever. We're just going to miss that boots-and-suit look of Bremer's.