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Thursday, May 22, 2003

Winning the Peace Well, seems like yesterday we got the UN sanctions against Iraq lifted in the Security Council, the US and Britain in charge of Iraqi oil money for rebuilding, and primary control of the political process, with the UN playing a token role in humanitarian relief and political restructuring. Now there's a total green light on rebuilding, since it will be mostly self-funded from oil revenues. Which is good, as things had not been going well in some respects, partially from underestimating how much on the ground crime control would be needed, partly from the Weasels blocking the lifting of sanctions, which was placing some rebuilding necessities in a legal limbo.
posted by David 5/22/2003 02:00:00 PM


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