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June 01, 2005

Iraqi government asks US to stay a while longer

From the NYT:

In New York, the United Nations Security Council, in a unanimously appproved [sic] statement, extended the mandate of the American-led forces here beyond the end of this year.

Mr. Jaafari said Iraq's need for outside military assistance, not pre-set deadlines, should determine when American troop withdrawals should start.

"The multinational forces are not occupying forces, they are friendly forces, and they are helping us to establish security, carrying out missions in the interests of the Iraqi people, and under the authority of the government," Dr. Jaafari said. The government, he said, wanted an extension of their mandate "until we have defeated terrorism and restored security across the country."

As is their custom when any story tends to make any Republican look good, the NYT, immediately following the quote above, sheered off into woeful tales of bad things happening to US troops. (Oh my goodness, you mean people actually can get hurt in wars?!?). Nevertheless, the facts have to just churn their guts since it makes not just GWB look good but America, too. And if there's anything the NYT hates more than GWB it's America.

What I wonder is why they even bothered with the UN anyway. It's an anachronism, and a sad and pathetic one at that. If the people of Iraq want the US to assist in their security, and the US is willing -- who the heck cares what the doofuses at the UN think?

Hat tip: Captain's Quarters
Coverage: Outside the Beltway, The Indepundit

Note to New York Times: Approved has only two p's. Can they not afford a spellchecker?

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 1, 2005 07:35 AM

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