Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Brahimi to US/UK: You Shit It, You Eat It 

speakingcorpse writes:

From the Guardian (UK):
Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN special representative, was sent to Iraq to ease the passage to democracy much against his will. With his arm twisted by Kofi Annan and George Bush, he reluctantly agreed but warned of the risk of ensnaring the UN in this ill-fated US/UK adventure. As the murder of its previous envoy showed, the UN is unloved in a country that suffered 12 years of corruptly administered UN sanctions. Brahimi warned that the US would never hand over enough power to make a truly independent UN intervention possible. He was right. Now, according to Tony Blair's close advisers, he is about to walk away from Iraq, leaving Britain and America alone to stew after June 30.
Read the whole article. He's about to recommend that the UN have nothing to do with the transfer, because Bremer wants corrupt governing council members in the new government, wants the new government to have no law-making authority, and wants to leave intact already-signed contracts for the building of FOURTEEN NEW UNITED STATES MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ.


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