I just discovered this interesting tit bit (I'm learning English from a Brit friend) about what the UN has to say about our little Iraq venture. They have passed resolutions saying we can't leave until the Iraqis can defend themselves. So says Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki:
He also makes a point I had never thought of, which is that the United States and the Coalition have an obligation under Security Council resolutions to maintain security in Iraq until Iraqi security forces can take over.So it looks like, if we are to maintain the Authority of the UN (har), we will have to follow the UN resolutions on Iraq. Well these are Security Council votes. If we don't vote for them they don't pass (well actually we have to veto them, which we have done often).
So unless the Democrats want to be like Hamas and abrogate the agreements the previous government has made, we must honor the UN resolutions. Who ever thought I would be parroting a Democrat talking point?
So what are some Democrats planning?
WASHINGTON — Democrats poised to take control of Congress said Sunday that they would press to begin a phased U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq within four to six months, part of an agenda aimed at overhauling key aspects of U.S. policy in the Middle East.Well he is obligated by the UN to consider Iraqi security in whatever move he makes.
"First order of business is to change the direction of Iraq policy," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who is in line to become chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee next year when Democrats become the majority party in both chambers of Congress.
As are the Baker Boys.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
I still think the key to Iraq (and the whole ME) is the corrupting influence of Electricity. And to deliver that corrupting influence we need to design and manufacture a Neighborhood Development Package.