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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-17-06 01:19 PM
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8. June 2003? Something like that.
I do not concede, nor has the UN ever conceded, that the UN approved the invasion itself, but after the fact, they authorized the US and other countries to help rebuild the country, protect the provisional government from insurgents, move towards democratic elections, and so on and so forth. At first the UN even buckled to demands that US troops have UN-approved legal immunity from criminal liability for whatever they might do in absence of a government able to legitimately sign a Status of Forces Agreement. (The UN later stopped doing this.)

Sorry I can't be more helpful than that. My memory about it has somewhat faded since such issues reached complete irrelevance after the election of the current Iraqi government with a full term to work with (assuming the country stays in one piece that long).
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  -Japan forces wanted proof of appreciation from Iraqis for invading them NNN0LHI  Jul-17-06 12:12 PM   #0 
  - this would be interesting  madokie   Jul-17-06 12:16 PM   #1 
  - There's a Celt around somewhere? Oh! You mean "Gall"! Heh...  Bonobo   Jul-17-06 12:36 PM   #4 
     - AAHHHH  madokie   Jul-17-06 12:40 PM   #5 
  - Hey!! ...The Japanese did not invade Iraq. That's total BS.  Kagemusha   Jul-17-06 12:17 PM   #2 
  - Ask some Iraqis what they think about it  NNN0LHI   Jul-17-06 12:34 PM   #3 
  - Put this in your pipe: The Japanese weren't armed!!!  Bonobo   Jul-17-06 12:50 PM   #6 
  - I think they were armed  NNN0LHI   Jul-17-06 01:31 PM   #11 
     - Most weren't. Here's a link:  Bonobo   Jul-17-06 01:45 PM   #13 
        - A picture is worth a thousand words isn't it?  NNN0LHI   Jul-17-06 01:47 PM   #14 
           - Heh heh... Good one.  Bonobo   Jul-17-06 01:55 PM   #15 
  - The provisional government wanted them there.  Kagemusha   Jul-17-06 01:28 PM   #9 
     - The provisional government was a concoction of the invading forces  NNN0LHI   Jul-17-06 01:36 PM   #12 
        - By those standards Ahmad Chalabi invaded Iraq too.  Kagemusha   Jul-17-06 02:18 PM   #16 
  - refrsh my memory--WHEN did the UN approve the occupation?  niyad   Jul-17-06 12:55 PM   #7 
     - June 2003? Something like that.  Kagemusha   Jul-17-06 01:19 PM   #8 
        - amazing ...  CuteNFuzzy   Jul-17-06 01:29 PM   #10 
        - I'd really like a link, please. I don't remember the UN EVER authorizing  niyad   Jul-17-06 02:53 PM   #17 
           - Now just hold on a darn minute.  Kagemusha   Jul-17-06 03:52 PM   #18 
           - Here is the resolution that is being discussed, I believe...  Spazito   Jul-17-06 04:41 PM   #19 
              - Thank you, I hope people find that helpful.  Kagemusha   Jul-17-06 05:03 PM   #21 
  - different culture  npincus   Jul-17-06 04:56 PM   #20 

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