But Israel has been doing just that for the last decade, by handing over significant land and authority.
Anyway, that's where we private workers come in with a big advantage over municipal authorities.
"We're still fighting over authority," he told reporters on Saturday.
American soldiers are handing over authority to the Iraqis here at an increasing rate.
But he has no intention of handing over ultimate authority now that it is here.
At that point in time the military administration had not yet handed over authority to the civil administration.
This could be done by beating down, as in the assertion of dominance over local authorities.
"For them, last year was a victory over authority."
Issues arose over authority to control the upbringing of his heir-presumptive.
State and ecclesiastical bureaucrats debated over authority of the missions.