TITLE

Split Decision

AUTHOR(S)
Lake, Eli J.
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;5/5/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 17, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on how the administration of United States President George W. Bush is divided over how to establish an interim national authority in Iraq. Several ethnic and political party leaders who are interested in running the Iraqi government; Discussion of two American plans, one promoted by the U.S. State Department and one backed by the Pentagon; Mention of the election of potential Iraqi leaders by exiles at the March 2003 conference in Salahuddin; Differences between the two American plans; Issue of legitimacy of government; Opposition to external imposition of leaders, which was declared at a conference of tribal leaders and others in Ur; Efforts of the Pentagon and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to give tactical advantage to Iraqis they favor; Concern about Islamist parties organizing in Iraq.
ACCESSION #
9611362

 

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