Thursday, June 24, 2004

Iraq's interim prime minister has formally asked NATO to do more to help stabilize his violence-wracked country by training its nascent security forces...

James Appathurai, the alliance's chief spokesman, said yesterday that Allawi made his request for a NATO training mission Monday in a letter to NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

For now, the 26-member NATO alliance provides only logistical support to a Polish-commanded multinational division in south-central Iraq.
Seems to me improving the security situation in Iraq benefits all civilized nations. What's done in Iraq is done. Saddam is gone.

The world has a choice...assist in a sea-change in the middle east, or disingenuously write this off as America's problem (and Great Britain, Australia).

It's time for the grown ups of the world to step forward and take a stand that supports freedom over terror, now that the dirty leg work has already been done.

Taking that stand ought to be given for those whose citizens already enjoy the benefits and liberties of freedom and democracy.

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