Petition to Bush, US Out, UN In.

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    Sign a petition to Bush at the link below (Moveon.org) calling for the US to transfer authority in Iraq to the United Nations.

    When asked during his press conference last night who he was preparring to turn control of Iraq over to, he said that he didn't know. Fine. Who better than the UN?

    http://www.moveon.org/unauthority/
     
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    Cambodia, Rwanda, Somalia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia... the UN ran away everytime. And in Iraq, when the UN HQ was bombed, they did what they know best... run away.

    Do you really think the blue helmets can do a better job than the Marine Corps?
     
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    the UN is a peacekeeping force, not a military intervention force.

    they seem to be pretty good at doing their job so long as its in a peaceful atmosphere, but sure as hell if another al-sodr were to rise up, the UN would be gone.
     
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    One must be perusing that pathetic website in order to find this garbage. How sad.

    This isn't droolingliberals.com though, it's doubtful you'll get many signatures here.
     
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    Moveon.org... for people who really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really hate George W. Bush.
     
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    Do you really expect an answer?
     
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    Your point is well taken.

    I choose the title for the thread poorly. The petition does not call for a withdrawal of US forces. The marines will be in Iraq for a long time.

    President Bush reiterated last night that he intends to turn over authority in Iraq on June 30th. He has been very clear that the June 30 date is firm. Asked last night who he was planning to turn authority over to in Iraq, he said something like: we'll have to wait and see.

    Who better than the UN? Again, the marines will still be there no matter who Bush taps to lead Iraq. The council in Iraq? Some religious figure? The kurds? Before you flame me, let me know who the President should turn control over to on June 30th or say the President is wrong and the June 30th date should be reconsidered.
     
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    1) Often a lot of the UN forces are American
    2) Isn't this the same UN that got the hell out of there when they were attacked?
    3) Isn't this the same UN that was in charge of the oil-for-"food" program?
    4) Isn't this the same UN that pretty much did nothing about Rwanda and would not enforce resolutions vs Iraq?
     
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    Moveon.org... for people who really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really love America.
     
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    The MoveOn family of organizations consists of three entities. MoveOn.org, a 501(c)(4) organization, primarily focuses on education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org PAC, a federal PAC, primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values. And MoveOn.org Voter Fund, a 527 organization, primarily runs ads exposing President Bush's failed policies in key "battleground" states.

    Just calling a spade a spade...........
     

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