To The Rescue

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PUSHY: Ukranian soldiers train in July 2003. The country wants to mend relations with Washington.

Wanted: troops to patrol Iraq. experience thwarting terrorist attacks and guerrilla insurgencies a plus, but not required. Political control remains with U.S. Those seeking broad U.N. mandate strongly discouraged. Apply to G.W. Bush, The White House, Washington, D.C. Sound like an offer you can't refuse? France, Germany and some others in so-called old Europe didn't think so — they're having no difficulty staying out of postwar Iraq as long as the U.S. remains the top authority there. Last week a top State Department official suggested that Washington might consider a United Nations-sponsored multinational force as long as it was led...

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