This just in: American soldiers were within 300 yards of the Baghdad musuem as it was being looted. Those who had co-ordinated the safe storage of these invaluables (worth billions US$) worked with staff in SecState at the last minute to try and establish security ... I guess Rumsfeld and his minions (yaa you, Franks, you shit-eating dog!) got their Pentagon staff to cut Powell's people off at the pass.
It's time for civilized nations to put together the appropriate methods and procedures to facilitate re-organization of Iraqi civil society. Let the US veto the Security Council ...
What are the US/UK forces saying they invaded for? To liberate Iraq.
How are groups selected for attendance to preliminary meetings? By invitation of Jay Garner.
Are local entities enabled? No. Attendance is restricted.
Are proceedings open? No, proceedings are closed.
Are reporters allowed? Some, yes.
Some reporters are allowed?! Does that mean that a limited number on the ground are allowed to cover the event? No. It means that some pre-selected reporters are being flown in from Doha
Why did US/UK forces invade Iraq? To liberate the people and the country.
Let me try a different tack ... who is getting reconstruction contracts, and by what process? American corporations only. Without open bids. In secret.
You know what you are? Yes. I'm a shit-eating dog.