Monday, October 18, 2004

Bush: No Muslim Peacekeepers for Iraq

Now THIS is unbelievable:
President George W. Bush rebuffed a plan last month for a Muslim peacekeeping force that would have helped the United Nations organize elections in Iraq, according to Saudi and Iraqi officials.

As a result, the UN continues to have a skeletal presence in Iraq, with only four staff members working full time on preparing for elections set for the end of January. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has refused to establish a new UN headquarters in Baghdad unless countries commit troops for a special force to protect it...

The reason? The Muslim forces would've been under UN control and not ours*.

*I'm really starting to hate the use of that word in the context of American world affairs. It sickens me.

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