Be careful what you wish for:
NUMANIYAH, IRAQ - Nervous and angry, more than a dozen Iraqi officials met Thursday with the top U.S. Marine officer in this Tigris River town to ask for cooperation in re-establishing order a day after U.S. forces captured it.
The complaints came fast and furious: Looters have been targeting government buildings. The electricity has been cut. The hospital's backup generator has failed.
"No police, no government, the essential services are gone now," one of the leaders complained.
All 13 men gathered in the government office agreed: Since Numaniyah fell Wednesday afternoon, the city of about 80,000 has been in chaos....