Who Will Take the Lead in Post-War Iraq?

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In Northern Ireland this morning, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair endorsed what they called -a vital role- for the UN in rebuilding Iraq. The two leaders outlined a three-stage process for giving Iraq back to the Iraqis. Meantime, the Pentagon is installing long-time exile Ahmed Chalabi in Nasiriyah, even though the State Department says he-s unreliable and unwelcome to other Arab states. We get an update on the Bush-Blair meeting, hear who might lead post-war Iraq, and learn what role the United Nations might, or might not be playing from journalists, the executive director of the Iraqi National Congress, and the director of programs for the United Nations Foundation.
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Blair-Bush Joint Statement on Future of Iraq

Blair-Bush meeting

Condoleezza Rice on the Iraqi Interim Authority

David Wise article, --Hit List- is Bad Policy-

President Ford's Executive Order banning political assassination

President Reagan's Executive Order prohibiting political assassination



Warren Olney