Saturday, May 15, 2004

A New Exit Stradegy in Iraq?

Could get us out quick, there would be civil war there almost immediately afterward.

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Powell: If asked, U.S. will leave Iraq:

"Secretary of State Colin Powell emphatically said yesterday that if the incoming Iraqi interim government ordered the departure of foreign troops after June 30, they would pack up without protest, but emphasized he doubted such a request would be made.

Powell said the United States believes a U.N. resolution passed last year and Iraqi administrative law provide necessary authority for coalition forces -- currently numbering about 170,000 -- to remain even beyond the scheduled June 30 handover of limited sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government. "