April 23, 2004
Iraqi Caretaker Government To Be Replaced By "Janitorial Administocracy"
The Bush Administration announced today that the new Iraqi interim government they are to transfer power to on June 30 would not be able to make new laws, regulate spending, control armed forces, or govern, but would be permitted to "take out the trash on Tuesdays and Thursdays."
"They'll have plenty to do," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
Only 10 weeks from the scheduled transfer of sovereignty, the White House is still uncertain what form of interim government to create.
"We've been considering a 'caretaker' government, a 'gofer' government, a 'custodial' government, a 'babysitter' government, a 'satellite' government, a 'puppet regime,' a mindless bureaucracy, a 'faux' authority, or a 'complete charade,'" said McClellan.
That "government" would remain in "power" until "elections" are held next year, he stated.
"We want Iraqis to know what it means to be truly liberated, to enjoy complete freedom, and to form the government of their choosing," said McClellan.
"Just not today," he added.
Posted by Tom Burka at 8:20 AM