State Department Giving Baghdad to House of Saud?

( - Joel Mowbray The State Department is planning to hold a "Baghdad Conference" six weeks after the conflict ends to determine an interim leadership and to establish a framework for its new government - something that many inside the administration fear could give the House of Saud undue influence in a post-Saddam Iraq. If it occurs, a Baghdad Conference would be the latest attempt by State to undermine the umbrella organization of democratic Iraqi opposition groups, the Iraqi National Congress. If held soon after the smoke clears, the only people willing to come forward from within Iraq right after the fall of Saddam's regime are people who were part of it - the Ba'athists. Weeding out Ba'athists will take longer than six weeks.

2003-04-08 00:00:00

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