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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:55 PM
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US sends mixed messages on foreign troops in Iraq
WASHINGTON, July 20 (AFP)


The top US civilian official in Iraq said Sunday that the United States trying to create an international occupation force there, but critics expressed serious doubts Sunday that Washington is trying hard enough. ---

Bremer acknowledged later on NBC that those countries combined have sent about 13,000 troops, compared to some 150,000 US troops in Iraq.

"We are the world's great power right now, and with great power goes great responsibility," Bremer said, when pressed on allowing more foreign troops. "We have the fundamental responsibility now for winning a peace in Iraq, and we're going to do that."

Bremer was reluctant to give his blessing to a formal United Nations-led military contigent in Iraq.

"It's hard to see how the United Nations can play itself a military role," he said on Fox.

"For the time being, all of the military forces are, and I think should, remain under American command." ---

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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:06 PM
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1. Yep, and when I went to the link in your post
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 03:12 PM by Frances
I saw another story which scared me big time. Bush and his gang are setting us up for a confrontation with China.

One of China's leaders is quoted as saying,
"New technologies, particularly information technology, have seen spectacular advances that are fueling the evolution of the world's armed forces. Our military faces a formidable challenge but should not miss out on the opportunity to modernize and prepare for combat."

Can you imagine the U.S. going up against China with us having no allies to help us?

The link is

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/afp/defense/0307201114...

On edit: copied link info here
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