I’ve been wondering about a formal peace treaty with Iraq. One of the key points for me about the invasion of Iraq was that the USA was already at war with Iraq (why President Bush didn’t bring this up is beyond me).
Now, I think we can reasonably expect that the USA will be at peace with the new Iraqi government, to be elected in January. Will we make it official? I’d think that an official peace ceremony would be an excellent public relations move. I wonder if it’s in the works. I would certainly agree that waiting to sign it with the new government would be the best choice, but given the lack of dicsussion of this point among the political classes (both before and after the invasion) it may have simply fallen off the radar. That would be a definite foreign policy failure.