President Bush Outlines Plan for Iraq

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If the occupation will end but American troops will remain, just what does it mean to say that Iraq will have -full sovereignty?- That-s just one of the questions left unanswered by President Bush in the first of a series of speeches leading up to the transfer of power at the end of next month. The President did not break new ground last night, but he did lay out a 5-point plan with his overriding objective to achieve his goals in Iraq. Neither did he clarify the meaning of -full sovereignty," the devilish details of which are being discussed at the UN Security Council, where the US and Britain have introduced a new resolution designed to get international support for the President-s plan. Warren Olney finds out how it looks at the UN and to Iraqis, and hears senior officers debate the prospects for military success.
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AFP article on latest IISS study, al Qaeda

President Bush's Iraq sovereignty plan

US-UK resolution on Iraqi sovereignty

UN Resolution 1511 on the situation between Iraq and Kuwait (2003)

Status of Forces Agreement

Leopold's article on UN misgivings over US plan for Iraq

FBI on Brandon Mayfield case

New Yorker article, 'Do Fingerprints Lie?'



Warren Olney