expanding the United Nations' role in Iraq

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    Aug 10, 10:57 AM (ET)

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070810/D8QU7QN80.html

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday expanding the United Nations' role in Iraq in a move aimed at reconciling the country's rival groups, winning support from neighboring countries and tackling Iraq's humanitarian crisis.

    The resolution authorizes the U.N., at the request of the Iraqi government, to promote political talks among the country's ethnic and religious groups and a regional dialogue on issues including border security, energy and refugees.

    The United States and Britain, who have the largest military forces in Iraq and cosponsored the resolution, believe the U.N. should play a greater part there because the world body is viewed by many as a more neutral party that can facilitate talks among feuding parties.

    The U.N. mission has helped organize elections, draft Iraq's constitution and develop institutions for representative government.

    "It is a recognition by the international community that what happens in Iraq affects the future of the world and ... it can contribute to helping Iraqis in this very difficult transition that they are in," Khalilzad said.
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    Surprising we can't seem to convince our own Democrats of this important fact....
     
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    So wonderful for them never to lose site of what's important:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/07/AR2007080701076.html?nav=rss_world

     
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    JESUS H DATEBALLS!! :mad:

    Only a pinheaded Seppo could parley proposed U.N. peace talks into belated world support for America’s premeditated programme of mass murder in Iraq!

    The reality is the Reich is baling out of it's "Boys Own" Iraqi adventure and leaving the damages bill with the non-belligerent nations - again! :eusa_wall: :eusa_wall:
     
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    Get back on your meds......
     
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    Get ya hands offya cock!
     
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    Chips is right. The Brits are getting ready to leave. We, of course, will stay until George tells us it's okay to leave. The UN is going to be left to sort out the ruins of Iraq. That's patently obvious to anyone who bothers to watch anything other than FoxNews and reads anything other than the Moonie Times.
     
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    "It is a recognition by the international community that what happens in Iraq affects the future of the world."

    Oh, I firmly believe that. I just happen to also firmly believe that our continued presence there only makes matters worse. The Brits figured that out. That is why they are leaving. They know that this is a matter that must be settled by Iraqis, arabs, and muslims...not invading, conquering, occupying crusader christian armies of westerners.

    It is as if we started a fire..and now, for four years, we've been trying to put it out by pouring gasoline on it, and republicans remain convinced that just one more gallon of gasoline...or maybe two...and the fire WILL start to go out.
     
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    No--we will be there until someone else decides evacuate the mideast.
     
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    Ridiculous! Chips accused the US of mass murder. You leftist Aussies so despise America that you accuse it of mass murder. Chips will say any insane thing, and you agreed with him.
     

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