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'lance
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posted 05 April 2003 10:05 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yup.

quote:
The US is ready to install the first leg of an interim government for the new Iraq as early as Tuesday, even while fighting still rages in Baghdad, officials said yesterday.
America's readiness to establish the first stages of a civil administration to run post-war Iraq comes at lightning speed and constitutes a rebuff to European ambitions to stall on the process until some kind of role for the United Nations is agreed.

It was reported yesterday that the National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice has also ruled out any key role for the UN.

The decision to proceed with an embryonic government comes in response to memoranda written by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last week, urging that the US begin to entrench its authority in areas under its control before the war is over.

Pentagon officials told The Observer that the administration is determined to impose the Rumsfeld plan and sees no use for a UN role, describing the international body as 'irrelevant'.


Final confirmation that foreign policy is made now by the Pentagon, in that former Republic to the south of us.


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Michelle
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posted 05 April 2003 10:28 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"On our first step toward a free and democratic Iraq, we will now handpick your new leader..."
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DrConway
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posted 06 April 2003 12:29 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife and serve it at the installation ceremony for the colonial governor.
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Ipberg
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posted 06 April 2003 08:16 PM      Profile for Ipberg     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey Iraq, welcome back to being a colony under Angl-Saxon control. You had a few decades to try out autonomous self-government but then you screwed up and let a bloodthirsty Baathist socialist tyrant rule you like slaves for 34 years.
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googlymoogly
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posted 06 April 2003 08:22 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Anyone see the Bush-Blair press conference a week and a half ago or so, when Bush said that the Iraqi people would have complete say in the choosing of their own government? I wonder how many people fell for that..
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Michelle
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posted 06 April 2003 08:22 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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but then you screwed up and let a bloodthirsty Baathist socialist tyrant rule you like slaves for 34 years.

With the help of the United States who propped this dictator up financially, militarily, and technologically!

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DrConway
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posted 29 July 2004 02:47 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
US, Saudi Arabia discuss possible Arab force for Iraq

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RIYADH, July 29 (Xinhuanet) -- The United States and Saudi Arabia are discussing a possible formation of a Muslim or Arab force to be dispatched to Iraq for strengthening security there, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said.

The foreign minister told a joint news conference on Wednesday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah with visiting US Secretary of State Colin Powell, while asked about the prospect of dispatching Arab or Muslim troops to war-torn Iraq.

"We had preliminary discussions, and we will be having further discussions later on," Faisal said, but giving no details about who might contribute or what conditions might be attached.


Well, how nice. Pat the Iraqis on the head and patronizingly continue to run their affairs for them. (I'm sure Iraqis won't like the state of affairs any more than they do now just because the armies of the colonial governor are Arab)


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