Bigger Iraq Role for the UN?

Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and Bush 41, advises a greater role for the UN in Iraq.

The United Nations could be asked to assume a greater role in providing a more ecumenical political umbrella and expertise in building and coordinating institutions, programs and structures. After all, the United Nations played a significant role after the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime, until a bomb explosion prompted its exit from the country.

Is he serious? Has it ever occurred to him that bomb explosions are not exactly uncommon in Iraq? The cut—and—run UN, beholden to its Security Council with France, Russia, and China wielding vetoes, and administered by a corrupt bureaucracy, is the last thing Iraq needs.

Ed Lasky  1 16 06

Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and Bush 41, advises a greater role for the UN in Iraq.

The United Nations could be asked to assume a greater role in providing a more ecumenical political umbrella and expertise in building and coordinating institutions, programs and structures. After all, the United Nations played a significant role after the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime, until a bomb explosion prompted its exit from the country.

Is he serious? Has it ever occurred to him that bomb explosions are not exactly uncommon in Iraq? The cut—and—run UN, beholden to its Security Council with France, Russia, and China wielding vetoes, and administered by a corrupt bureaucracy, is the last thing Iraq needs.

Ed Lasky  1 16 06