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President Bush’ fremstøt for forsoning blir nokså kjølig mottatt, i hvert fall hvis vi ser på de håndfaste resultatene. NATO-landene er enige om å bidra til opplæring og trening av irakiske sikkerhetsstyrker. Hva betyr det konkret? Jo, Frankrike skal bidra med én offiser. Vedkommende skal ikke til Irak, men arbeide ved NATO-hovedkvarteret i Brussel.

«The United States is eager to get the security forces whipped into fighting form as soon as possible, both to restore stability to Iraq and to allow the eventual withdrawal of the 150,000 American troops.
But the training mission is going much more slowly than expected.»

Bush gjorde gode miner til slett spill:

«Twenty-six nations sat around the table saying, ‘You know, let’s get the past behind us, and now let’s focus on helping the world’s newest democracy succeed,’ » he said at a news conference here with the NATO secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

Asked if he was satisfied with the token contributions, Mr. Bush said, «Every contribution helps.»

Til sammenligning har Danmark nær 500 soldater i Irak.

«The alliance is now aiming to recruit a total of 159 security force trainers in the first phase of the mission. About 111 trainers are in Iraq; although more are on the way, officials said, there is still a shortage of trainers for the volunteer mission.»

NATO Agrees on Modest Plan for Training Iraqi Forces

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