You have the freedom to do what we want you to do
“Because a large military presence will still be required under U.S. command, some would say ‘Well you are not giving full sovereignty’. But we are giving sovereignty so that sovereignty can be used to say, ‘We invite you to remain’. That is a sovereign decision,” Powell said.
Iraqis will make a sovereign decision to give up their sovereignty. But they’ll still be sovereign, because they made a sovereign decision, even though that sovereign decision was to give up their sovereignty.
Why is Powell respected again?