Wednesday, April 07, 2004

So Sad

I wish I could gloat, but this is all just so horrible and so sad. No matter what one believed about the rightness of the war, this bunch has been so utterly incompetent as to defy belief.

The United States has asked more than a dozen countries to join a new international military force to protect the United Nations in Iraq, a proposal critical to persuading the world body to return there after two massive suicide attacks against its Baghdad headquarters last year, State Department officials said.

Washington has approached France, which led opposition to the war in Iraq, as well as India, Pakistan and other nations that were reluctant to join the U.S.-led coalition that invaded Iraq, U.S. and European officials said. The list includes "a good global mix," said a State Department official familiar with the proposed force. But no Arab countries or neighbors of Iraq are on the list, with Turkey notably absent.

Jeebus. Begging the French. I wonder if they're still called "Freedom Fries" in the House cafeterias.