Thursday, April 10, 2003

Scowcroft Urges Wide Role for the U.N. in Postwar Iraq
'"What's going to happen the first time we hold an election in Iraq and it turns out the radicals win?" Mr. Scowcroft asked. "What do you do? We're surely not going to let them take over."'

Scowcroft doesnt specify what he means by 'radicals' but presumably that means the people of Iraq and their desire to form their own government, control their own resources and expel colonial and occupying powers. Certainly this will be unacceptable to the United States and their problem is mainly one of appearances, how to have an internationally approved 'election' which leaves the US and its client state firmly in charge.

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