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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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