Wednesday, January 28, 2004

UN election team to Iraq

Juan Cole comments on UN election team going to Iraq.

Given the ethnic and religious tensions in Iraq I think the UN can and should act as a neutral Leviathan. The US will have the muscle, the UN the trust (or lack of mistrust) of the various sides.

The last time the lid of Stalinist dictatorship was removed from an ethnically and religiously divided country we got Bosnia and Kosovo. This time Britain and the US have got there before the violence can escalate.

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