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posted 17 November 2003 06:15 AM      Profile for drgoodword   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From The Independent:

The United States accepts that to avoid humiliating failure in Iraq it needs to bring its forces quickly under international control and speed the handover of power, Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief, has said. Decisions along these lines will be made in the "coming days", Mr Solana told The Independent.

The comments, signalling a major policy shift by the US, precede President George Bush's state visit this week to London, during which he and Tony Blair will discuss an exit strategy for forces in Iraq.

Mr Solana underlined the change of mood in Washington, saying: "Everybody has moved, including the United States, because the United States has a real problem and when you have a real problem you need help." There is a "growing consensus" that the transfer of power has to be accelerated, he said. "How fast can it be done? I would say the faster the better."

Remarkable how things have changed since those heady days six short months ago when victory was swift, statues were tumbled, and WMD were sure to be found.

The freedom fighters of Iraq may have signficantly affected the foreign policy of the great American Unipower.

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