A Return to the UN?
Date: 04-09-2003
Author: Phyllis Bennis
The recent Bush administration's draft UN resolution proposing a new role for the United Nations in Iraq is not a reflection of any concern regarding the illegality of the occupation, the lack of legitimacy of the U.S. presence in Iraq, or the impact on Iraqis of Washington's abject failure to provide for even the minimal humanitarian needs of the population. Instead, it reflects a growing concern regarding what the New York Times called the "high cost of occupation" for the U.S. in Iraq--costs both in U.S. soldiers' lives and in dollars.

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