The Bush Whitehouse has in the past few days been characterising Sadaam's execution as an act of a sovereign nation. They claim no consultations were held between the Iraqis and the coalition on when and how Sadaam would be hung. As a matter of fact, Bush was sound asleep during this momentous time in his presidency. Makes you wonder how the president can doze off when his nemesis is been led to the gallows. A nemesis-I might add- who is at the core of 3000 dead Americans and tens of thousands other wounded. How many other times has the president been asleep while the world was falling apart around him? But I digress. So Iraq a sovereign nation? I have found several definitions of the word sovereignty and one of them is : Consider: - The Iraqi goverment was prescreened and preapproved by the occupying powers. - Iraq does not have a national defense force that can protect it's borders. - Iraq does not have an independent foreign policy. - The Iraqi people do not have total control of territory within their borders and can in fact be detained, arrested and shot by foreigners without any real legal recourse. All legalities in this issues are by and large handled by the occupying forces. - They have no direct control of their natural resources i.e oil. Your thoughts please.