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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:59 AM
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Bremer Opposes Early Sovereignty for Iraq (He Will Use Veto Vs Council)
September 22, 2003, 7:31 AM EDT


BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The top American official in Iraq would block any move for sovereignty by the Governing Council before the country has approved a new constitution and held free elections, according to a key official in the U.S.-led coalition.

The official said L. Paul Bremer would use his veto against such a maneuver as well as against a call by a bloc of council members who want to set up a militia to replace U.S. troops as Iraq's primary security force.

"Ambassador Bremer will definitely say no to both proposals if they're adopted by the council," said the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. "He'll not budge on issues impacting on the long-term, political future of Iraq."

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http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-...
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:12 AM
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1. I guess then it is gonna be real lonely
over there for our soldiers.
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Ohio Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:58 AM
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2. Hmm.
"The top American official in Iraq would block any move for sovereignty by the Governing Council before the country has approved a new constitution and held free elections, according to a key official in the U.S.-led coalition"

Does somebody have a link to the article where Iraqi elections were being stopped? I remember this happening, but I didn't save the link. Towns were electing new officials, and we stopped them from doing it. Does anybody have this link?
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Ohio Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:07 AM
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3. Never mind. I found it.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:47 AM
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4. The sovereign Iraqi people oppose Bremer's rule over them
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:49 AM by Jack Rabbit
Power should be handed over at the earliest opportunity. Bremer's council of quislings is not a legitimate authority and should not be recognized by anyone.




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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:12 PM
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5. I'm sorry
I have to say something real mature here...you suck, Bremer
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:32 PM
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6. More of our military will die, then.
Bremer does not value our soldiers' lives.
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MariMayans Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:33 PM
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7. our troops are there to keep an election from happening
This is what this means. If they were confident that we were wanted there at all they wouldn't have a problem with it.
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