11 May 2003
Baath time is over
General Tommy Franks has announced flatly: "The Iraqi Baath Socialist Party is dissolved." It's more a formality than anything else most Baath leaders have fled or are in, um, "stable condition" but it opened the door for Franks' next statement, which calls for the surrender of Baath Party or other Iraqi goverment documents to the coalition government.
One step at a time, as they say.