Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, March 24, 2003

Joe Leiberman said that the UN has not earned the right to have a say in post-war Iraq.

The United States shouldn't feel obligated to allow U.N. forces to play a role in stabilizing a postwar Iraq, presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., said in Tucson yesterday.

"The U.N. truly lost its will in refusing to implement or enforce the resolution that it adopted," Lieberman said, referring to the measure that required Iraq to disarm weapons of mass destruction.

"They can help us achieve what we want and share the costs, but I wouldn't feel obligated to bring them in."

The United States' commitment to removing Saddam Hussein and its willingness to risk American lives has earned the United States the right to determine the fate of post-Saddam Iraq, Lieberman said.
That fate, ideally, would be the establishment of a democracy, but Lieberman said it will take time to reach that goal.

"We're not anti-Arab or anti-Muslim, we're just against terrorists and tyrants."

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