Monday, June 12, 2006

Iraq Invite Still Open

Iraq wants the US to remain in the country.

Iraq will allow the current United Nations mandate to remain in effect beyond a deadline next Thursday for a review of Security Council Resolution 1637, which provides legal authority for the American-led military coalition to continue its combat operations.

A number of resolutions and other agreements provide legal authority for coalition forces to operate in Iraq. Under the most recent one, 1637, Iraq acknowledged that multinational forces were in the country at its request.

Gee, you mean it's not an "illegal occupation" at all? What a shocking surprise. That the New York Times saw fit to mention it, that is.

Hat tip Frau Budgie.

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