Thursday, August 21, 2003

U.S. Will Ask U.N. for Move to Widen the Force in Iraq

U.S. Will Ask U.N. for Move to Widen the Force in Iraq (August 21, 2003; New York Times)


The Bush administration, seizing on the bomb attack on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, is preparing a new Security Council resolution that would urge other nations to send troops and aid to secure Iraq, administration officials said today. The new resolution would allow the American military to maintain control over any international forces in Iraq — something the Pentagon has insisted on.

A few days ago a number of attacks were made, an embassy bombed, the U.N. headquarters bombed, some oil and water pipelines bombed, etc. Add to this the nearly daily deaths of American and British soldiers and, well, deservedly the patience is being worn thin. Or something like that.