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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:04 PM
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Powell: No Iraq handover rush, says US
No Iraq handover rush, says US

The US does not want to stay in Iraq a day longer than necessary but will not leave until an Iraqi constitution and administration are properly in place, Secretary of State Colin Powell has said.

In his first trip to the Iraqi capital since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Mr Powell said again that the Americans had come as liberators and were not occupiers.

Mr Powell, who had arrived from a Geneva meeting of the permanent UN Security Council, said there were still differences with Council members who wanted a speedier handover of power to an Iraqi administration.

But he said: "The worst thing that could happen is for us to push this process too quickly, before the capacity for governance is there and the basis for legitimacy is there - and see it fail."

MORE AT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3108188.stm
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:08 PM
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1. they havn't got the steal the oil system set up
yet....
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:10 PM
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2. LOL
you beat me to it!
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:28 PM
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3. Powell the flunky
or messenger of bad tidings to the people of Iraq,my boss want you people to know we are here to protect you from Saddam the dictator,so we had to kill his bad boys and we are going to ship your oil to america for protection,so be happy my boss is.
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