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Submitted by mak (Australia), Apr 19, 2008 at 07:22

The UN pulled out of Iraq in August 2003, shortly after the bombing that killed 17 Un staff. Among them was a heroic,moral Brazilian, the UN envoy to Iraq,Sergio Vierra de Mello. HIs mandate was firstly to get the occupational forces out of Iraq,return Iraq to the Iraqi's, who contrary to the popular media view ,are quite cappable of governing themselves. Cheney,I'm sure was glad to see the UN out of Iraq, So too Israel and Saudi Arabia, are quite content having their big bully friend in the neighbourhood.

How can anyone think the US ever had any other intention than to keep a long term military presence in Iraq? Massive ,secretive (what isn't secretive with this administration) military bases, an embassy 10 times bigger than any other, the busiest military airport in the world, the second busiest airport in the world.Five years on, These are not signs of a liberating army these are signs of an occupying army.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
There for the long haul [159 words]makApr 19, 2008 07:22126169
U.S. Embassy Complex in Iraq [94 words]LynnApr 18, 2008 14:06126104
US Embassy in Baghdad = Regional Headquarters of US Imperialism [70 words]Romesh ChanderApr 18, 2008 12:30126099
1U.S. embassy complex in Iraq [251 words]PRISCILLAJul 29, 2007 17:10105088
Don't panic [21 words]InfidelJul 29, 2007 19:32105088
Madam Priscilla: Did you see the update on OCT 04? [505 words]YnnatchkahOct 6, 2007 14:19105088
You are completely right! [17 words]Josh GOct 22, 2007 15:36105088
To "Adony" Josh G [11 words]YnnatchkahOct 22, 2007 20:54105088
Embassy in Iraq [354 words]kim segarOct 25, 2006 11:2664461
1The only reason I knew to research this story was Ron Paul [79 words]TIMOct 24, 2007 18:1564461

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