Read UN Resolution 1483
(pdf) from May 22, 2003 to which Bob Kerrey refers in his interview, regarding the nature of US occupation in Iraq. Also read a summary of the resolution here
from The American Society of International Law.
Fighting the Wrong War
By Bob Kerrey, THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 2004.
"I believe President Bush's overall vision for the war on terrorism is wrong. Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy. The real enemy is a small group of radical Islamists who have chosen to wage a war on all infidels -- military and civilian alike."
Finish the War, Liberate Iraq
By Bob Kerrey, WALL STREET JOURNAL, September 13, 2002.
"We civilians cannot expect to liberate 25 million Iraqis on the cheap. Just as it has been a terrible and tragic mistake for the U.S. to be in favor of freedom every place on earth except in Arab nations, it would also be a tragic mistake if we do not give our military the resources necessary to succeed. As one of the authors of the 1998 Iraq Liberation Act, and as one who pushed President Clinton to change our policy towards Iraq, I strongly favor regime change."
Iraqi Lawmakers Back Bill on U.S. Withdrawal
By Joshua Partlow, WASHINGTON POST, May 11, 2007.
"But as in the United States, Iraq's lawmakers are moving further away from the views of the government, particularly on the basic issue of the American presence in their country."
U.S. Maps New Course for Troubled Iraq - Again
By John Walcott and Jonathan S. Landay
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS, May 24, 2007.
"Bush won an important victory this week when Democrats abandoned their effort to attach a withdrawal timetable to the latest war-spending bill. But Republican lawmakers have warned that their support could erode quickly if there's no significant progress by September."
Iran: No Detail on Missing American
By NASSER KARIMI, TIME, May 27, 2007.
"'We have no exact report about him from official authorities,' said Mohammad Ali Hosseini, spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry, when he was asked about Tajbakhsh, who is also a research fellow at the New School in New York."
Bush envisions U.S. presence in Iraq like S.Korea
By Steve Holland, REUTERS, May 30, 2007.
"President George W. Bush would like to see a lengthy U.S. troop presence in Iraq like the one in South Korea to provide stability but not in a frontline combat role, the White House said on Wednesday."
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