Thursday, September 25
Leadership QualificationsToday's Washington Post contains this editorial, apparently misplaced in the news section, criticizing the US reconstruction in Iraq, and arguing that U.N. participation in the rebuilding is necessary. It also contained this information:
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is considering ordering the total withdrawal of U.N. personnel from Iraq, a step recommended by his top political and security advisers after two bombing attacks against the world body in Baghdad over the past month, according to U.N. and U.S. officials.If the UN lacks the toughness to stomach two bombings, exactly what kind of leader would it be in Iraq? The most important thing to do in Iraq is to get it right. If we have to do that with the current coalition and no one else, that's what we have to do.