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Baghdad mayor tossed out

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A weird echo of the old Iraq: Baghdad's elected City Council chief Mazen A. Makkiaremoves the U.S.-appointed Mayor Alaa al-Tamimi.
The group that ousted him insisted that it had the authority to assume control of Iraq's capital city and that Mr. Tamimi was in no danger. The man the group installed, Hussein al-Tahaan, is a member of the Badr Organization, the armed militia of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, known as Sciri.

The militia has been credited with keeping the peace in heavily Shiite areas in southern Iraq but also accused of abuses like forcing women to wear the veils demanded by conservative Shiite religious law.

Apparently there's work yet to be done with the Iraqis on the concept of "due process." Perhaps we need a timetable.