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

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Powell makes it clear. We are in control and will not be pushed around.

``I think the coalition has to play the leading role,'' he told a closing news conference. ``But that does not mean we have to shut others out. There will definitely be a United Nations role, but what the exact nature of that role will be remains to be seen.''

Powell played down the differences, calling his meetings consultative. ``I'll report back (to President Bush) what I heard. We are still examining the proper role for the United Nations.''

The US and UK and other allies (and of course, the new Iraqi government, who I am sure will have a soft spot for France Germany and Russia) involved in the operation to free Iraq will have determine who plays what role in the rebuilding.

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