Looking For Help In The Wrong Place

U.N. peacekeepers aren't the answer for Iraq. It's still America's war

The idea is in the air. With America's armed forces stretched thin around the globe and its sandblasted soldiers grumbling that they want to go home, why not share the burden of bringing security to Iraq? In the White House Rose Garden last week, President Bush urged other nations to contribute "militarily and financially" toward creating a "free and secure Iraq." The Administration seems to think that it can get such help without a new U.N. Security Council resolution. But don't count on it. Under Security Council Resolution 1483, legal authority in Iraq is held not by the U.N. but by...

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