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U.N. Offers to Bolster Presence in Baghdad
Washington Post ^ | August 7, 2007; 4:54 PM | Colum Lynch

Posted on 08/07/2007 2:58:36 PM PDT by do the dhue

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 7 -- The United Nations has offered to bolster its presence in Baghdad for the first time in more than three years, laying the groundwork for a more ambitious role in mediating the country's sectarian disputes.

The move comes three weeks after President Bush delivered his second personal appeal to Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to help resolve some of Iraq's intractable religious and ethnic conflicts. The top U.N. political adviser, B. Lynn Pascoe, told the Security Council Tuesday that the United Nations would be prepared to increase the size of its mission in Baghdad by nearly 50 percent, raising the ceiling from 65 to as many as 95 international staffers in the coming months.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bolster; geopolitics; presence; un
No thanks to the Demorats. They would have pulled out by now.
1 posted on 08/07/2007 2:58:42 PM PDT by do the dhue
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To: do the dhue

No. We don’t need more enemies there.


2 posted on 08/07/2007 3:00:38 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: do the dhue

The last time that happened, the UN thieves looted Iraq for $$$. They are parasites.


3 posted on 08/07/2007 3:00:43 PM PDT by Renfield (How come there aren't any football teams with pink uniforms?)
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To: do the dhue

The UN must have heard of all the money gone missing and want their share.


4 posted on 08/07/2007 3:00:46 PM PDT by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: do the dhue

Now that things seem to be going in the right direction the last thing in the world we need in Iraq is the presence of the f-ing U.N.


5 posted on 08/07/2007 3:01:34 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: do the dhue

Ohhhhh, zee Americans have won the war. Now we can safely come in and rape the women and plunder the country. Woo!


6 posted on 08/07/2007 3:02:29 PM PDT by TheZMan (Texas is no place for pansy-ass liberals. Ya'll move back to California er Mexico er somethin')
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To: Joe Boucher

all true. I almost wish we would keep telling the world Iraq is going to hell in a hand basket, just to keep the UN out.


7 posted on 08/07/2007 3:03:08 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: txroadhawg

Since they lost out on the oil for food program, you know they got to find a way to replenish that income.


8 posted on 08/07/2007 3:03:56 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: do the dhue

bump


9 posted on 08/07/2007 3:06:56 PM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: do the dhue

So they can go dig up the rest of the OFF money?


10 posted on 08/07/2007 3:08:53 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: do the dhue

Wow, the UN presence may increase to 95 people total! that will solve everything.


11 posted on 08/07/2007 3:09:21 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Williams
Those 95 people are to help with civil strife. They will probably be a gun free zone too.

How would you like to take that job?

12 posted on 08/07/2007 3:11:21 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: do the dhue

Thye may be worthless but it will leave the surrendercrats with some ‘splaining to do. “Why are you saying we should abandon Iraq while the U.N. is there?”


13 posted on 08/07/2007 3:11:58 PM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Dilbert56

Yea, this has to be bad news for the rats.


14 posted on 08/07/2007 3:12:32 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: do the dhue

Is the UN a criminal organization?


15 posted on 08/07/2007 3:12:41 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: do the dhue

I give ‘em two minutes in downtown Baghdad — they’ll surrender.


16 posted on 08/07/2007 3:13:28 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: do the dhue

That’s a sure sign things have taken a positive turn in Iraq, they wouldn’t go in if they thought they would get their butts shot off.


17 posted on 08/07/2007 3:17:39 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: shield
yes, they should be banned by all Nations.
18 posted on 08/07/2007 3:20:25 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: do the dhue

Every little piss ant country has the same pull as does the U.S. or say Japan in the U.N.
So say the economic and political powerhouse of Madagascar is equal to the U.S.?
Get real man.
What a crock of b.s.

Disband the socialist U.N. and get it the hell out of the U.S.


19 posted on 08/07/2007 3:21:08 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: do the dhue
Whoop de frickin do.


20 posted on 08/07/2007 3:26:10 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: do the dhue

Unfortunately, if you read Ban’s resume, you would have noticed that he got into politics because of his meeting with John F. Kennedy in the 60s. Ban’s been friendly to the US but so was Kofi Annan, the thief.


21 posted on 08/07/2007 3:38:48 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: do the dhue
Just wait till some of them are taken hostage.
The MSM will be screaming full blast whose fault it is and who's going to have to cough up bail monies.
Besides MSM's information machine will blare how lost this war really is. And Harry, the politician and proclaimer of: "the war is lost" discovers his justification.
22 posted on 08/07/2007 4:01:54 PM PDT by hermgem (Will Olmr)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
I think it is a big deal. It has to mean that things are a lil safer in Baghdad. I think the UN is chicken and they wouldn't come back unless it was safe or they grew a pair. My guess is, it must be safe.

The thing that sucks is that the UN smells money or something and they want to make sure they have their slice of the pie. But the problem is, what did the UN invest in the removal of Hussein? Therefore, the UN’s return should be the same.

23 posted on 08/07/2007 4:20:11 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: Renfield
Why the UNO now? Because they are just like the American liberals — they never create anything. They only wait around to take over and destroy that which was built by others.

I want to press that we need to keep reminding each other and the world that it is the U.N.O. The ‘O’ stands for organization. It is nothing but an organization. It wants the status of a government. We should neither allow it such status, nor should we speak, write or abbreviate or use accronyms that suggest it has the status of government. It The U.S.A is the United States of America.

It is not the “U.N.” — it is the U.N.O.

24 posted on 08/07/2007 4:29:45 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: hermgem
Harry, the politician and proclaimer of: "the war is lost" discovers his justification.

Where is Scary Reid's justification now? I promise you that the UN would not be moving back in unless it was safe for them. Also, the UN would not be coming back if Scary Reid had his way.

Under Reid, the US would have pulled out by now. This would have left a power vacuum. You want to see what can happen in a power vacuum? All you have to do is look at what happened in Afghanistan after the Russians pulled out. Tribal leaders rose up against each other. The Mujahadeen split up. Out of the break up the Taliban was created. The Taliban took power and control over the Tribal Leaders and other parts of Afghanistan. And as you know, the Taliban harbored al qeada who attacked us on 911.

Does Scary Reid think something different will happen in Iraq, if we pull out?

I think Scary Reid is a threat to our National Security. I think the UN is too. We should Ban them both.

25 posted on 08/07/2007 4:30:19 PM PDT by do the dhue (Don't let Jihad Jane do what Hanoi Jane did!!!! SEP 15, 07 Gathering of EAGLES DC)
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To: do the dhue

Good points and duly noted.


26 posted on 08/08/2007 7:34:33 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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