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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:13 AM
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Bush Open To U.N. Oversight of Iraq Election
Bush Open To U.N. Oversight of Iraq Election

By Mike Allen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 22, 2003; Page A01


President Bush said yesterday that he is prepared to allow the United Nations to oversee the first postwar election in Iraq, a limited concession to demands that he give the world body a more vigorous role in rebuilding the country.

Bush made the offer as he prepared to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, when he plans to challenge reluctant allies to show the relevance of the world body by increasing international financial and military support for Iraq.

"I do think it would be helpful to get the United Nations in to help write a constitution. I mean, they're good at that," Bush told Fox News in an Oval Office interview to be aired tonight. "Or, perhaps when an election starts, they'll oversee the election. That would be deemed a larger role."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44759-20...

I never knew that the UN has written constitutions....that's a new one.
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:16 AM
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1. Good news
Now, if he could do the same for American elections...
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:24 AM
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2. That's the good news...I wonder what "voting machines" they would
use. I can't imagine that Diebold has offices in Iraq.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:38 AM
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3. dupe
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