TITLE

Nowhere to go but out

AUTHOR(S)
Kampfner, John
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
New Statesman;3/15/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4679, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the reconstruction of Iraq, in light of the June 30 transfer of power, and the political impact of the Iraq war on Great Britain. The death of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the United Nations' special envoy to Iraq, dashing British hopes for building a new Iraq; The subordinate role of Tony Blair to the American command; The slow progress in restoring basic living standards; Optimism with the signing of an interim constitution by the Iraqi governing council; View that the role of the UN is being revived because the U.S. need the agency; Effort of Blair and George W. Bush to get away from the problems caused by their military intervention in Iraq through rhetoric about unstable, undemocratic regimes with weapons of mass destruction; The need for "vindication"; The lack of intelligence supporting a link between Saddam Hussein's regime and international terrorism.
ACCESSION #
12505819

 

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