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, May 01, 2003

Another country offers to help with post-war Iraq, no mention of UN involvement.

Georgia will send its police units to Baghdad to help establish law and order there. The statement to this effect was made on Thursday by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Georgia Richard Miles. Apart from that, the ambassador pointed out that Washington would make it possible for Georgian engineers to take part in Iraq's post-war reconstruction.

It will be recalled that Georgia fully supported the US' military action against Iraq. The American ambassador's recommendations will therefore most likely be met.

But, I thought Iraq cannot be rebuilt without the UN. Yet while at the UN we've had nothing but bickering, talk and intransigence from France and Russia and others dozens of nations have offered help straight to Iraq or through the US, Britain or Australia. Every day the UN huffs and puffs about how indispensible it is we get evidence that this may not be the case.

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