Wednesday, October 08, 2003


Better late than never I suppose. At least the Turks aren't insisting on a handover to the UN as a precondition to help.

But then, one might say they owe us something if they want to reclaim their status as an ally of the USA.

Oh - and the Iraqis aren't real sure they want these guys there.
Turkey's parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to give the government permission to send troops, which would be the first contingent of Muslim peacekeepers in Iraq.

The vote does not mean that soldiers will immediately be dispatched. The government is still negotiating the terms of deployment with the United States, which could take weeks or even longer.

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