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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-04 02:13 PM
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4. #2 need not be impossible. #8 is not.
Illegal contracts are not valid. Any contracts let by the U.S. for Iraq could be declared illegal, so invalid.

Plenty of nations would be glad to enter Iraq -- it sits on massive oil deposits. The trick is in getting back to control by Iraq of which nations get into Iraq.

We are not cleaning it up ourselves, we are making it worse.

Where I disagree with the position is in specifying for the Iraqis that it is the UN that should do these things. Many Iraqis are understandably distrustful of the UN. It is likely that the UN is the only body that could accomplish what needs to be done; but the request will have to come from the Iraqis if there is to be any chance that the Iraqis will accept the UN role. Any UN presence mediated by, or even invoked by, the US will be, quite justifiably, rejected by most Iraqis.
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