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Thursday, October 16, 2003

Posted by Jake - Security Council passes Iraq resolution 15-0 - Oct. 16, 2003

Key points:

1. Symbolic recognition of the Iraqi Governing Council as the government of Iraq by the UN

2. Diplomatic cover to countries that would want to send troops to Iraq but needed a resolution, France, Germany, and Pakistan won't be giving us any aid or troops (who really cares)

3. Deadline of December 15th for the Iraqi Governing Council to issue a timeline for a constitution and elections

Take home: No real concessions by the US and the people who weren't going to give us money and troops anyway still aren't, the Iraqi governing council gets some legitimacy, and some other countries (like India for troops and Japan for money) might jump in

Bully for us.


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