TITLE

Our Last Real Chance

AUTHOR(S)
Zakaria, Fareed
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);4/19/2004 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 143 Issue 16/17, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers a look at post-war Iraq in 2004. Suggestions for actions to be taken by the U.S. President George W. Bush administration; Report that anti-Americanism is on the rise in Iraq; Statement that Iraqis are not happy with the U.S. occupation of Iraq; Use of anti-Americanism by political figures such as Moqtada al-Sadr; Mistakes the Bush administration has made in the politics of nation-building in Iraq; Claim that the United States faces the dilemma of how to pull out of Iraq while saving face, maintaining stability and preserving its interests; Discussion of the criticism that the U.S. went into Iraq with too few troops; Failure of U.S. troops to provide order and security for Iraqi citizens; Sense of insecurity in the country; Strength of Iraqi militias; Lack of civilian authorities such as political advisers, engineers, and economists to help the Iraqis rebuild their country; Rejection of United Nations' help by the United States for the rebuilding of Iraq; Statement that the U.S. should have made Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani an ally in order to create legitimacy for the U.S. within Iraq; Problems with the U.S.-picked Governing Council; Steps the U.S. could take to stop the Sunni insurgency.
ACCESSION #
12933641

 

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