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Magical Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:17 AM
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New UN Resolution ... read the fine print
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-...

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c. holding of direct democratic elections by 31 December 2004 if possible, and in no case later than 31 January 2005, to a Transitional National Assembly which will, inter alia, have responsibility for drafting a permanent constitution for Iraq under which democratic elections to a national government will be held

This so-called election scheduled by Jan. 05, is NOT for national leadership, but membership to a 'Transitional National Assembly'. There is NO date for national elections. Just another lie/mislead.

Also, trying to draw the UN in and provide troops...
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:24 AM
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1. I don't think drawing in UN troops is bad...
... in and of itself. Keeping US troops there with the intent of a permanent colonial force is dangerous. The US is so thoroughly mistrusted, by now, that further US presence is dangerous to troops and to the Iraq development process.

If we withdraw, and the UN takes over, there's likely to be much less violence. If we expect the UN to operate as our subordinates, there will be hell to pay--for us, for them.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:28 AM
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2. Read about the League of Nations
this is a Protectorate Class A, good catch.

:-)

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