Lifting Of Cordon Has Wider Implications For Iraqi Sovereignty

The democratically elected government of Iraq has asserted its power over the American forces presently attempting to restore peace to the nation. In a move that is not normally consistent with the actions of an occupying army, the US forces were commanded by Prime Minister Maliki to terminate their attempts to besiege a part of Baghdad. An increase in the number of
Iraqi security forces has also been widely reported.