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July 02, 2004

Multiparty Unilateralism Watch

First Jordan, now Yemen. Arab/Muslim countries offer peacekeepers for Iraq:

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan and Yemen offered troops to Iraq -- a major policy shift that could be an attempt to encourage other Arab and Muslim nations to help the country's new U.S.-backed government restore security.

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Iraq's new authorities have been opposed to neighboring states, particularly Iran, Turkey and Syria, sending in troops. But the offers from Iraq's western neighbor, Jordan, and Yemen will be welcome in the United States, which has led a coalition of 33 countries -- none of them Arab -- in trying to secure postwar Iraq.

Yes, yes, I know: None of this counts if we don't have our greatest historical ally, France, on board.

John Kerry says so, and I believe him.


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