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Sunday, September 21, 2003  

Deja' vue all over again

Bush Open To U.N. Oversight of Iraq Election: "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."

Why is the U.N. only deemed "relevant" to the Bushies if the U.N. is towing the Bush party line? Surely this kind of thing is as offensive to the U.N. as the continual conservative cry that opposing Bush is unpatriotic is to Americans. If the goal is to secure aid for Iraq in order to ease the burden on the U.S. it's difficult to see how these kind of statements will further our efforts.

posted by RJ | Link | 7:56 PM
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