link link The first link from CSM says that the US is turning to the UN and may need to concede control of Iraq. The second states that the US has a three month window of opportunity to get things under control in Iraq before chaos reigns. Wolfowitz made a statement saying that there was no way to foresee the unrest that took place. Sorry, forgot where I read it, but he basically exonerates gw & co. All the fingerpointing in the world doesn't do anyone any good. Iraq is a mess, the soldiers are tired, don't speak the language, fed up with continual extensions to their tour of duty with no end in sight. Even if the UN does get involved ( I can't wait to see gw have to suck up to Chirac and Schroeder!) France and Germany are already overextended with peacekeeping duties elsewhere. The UN would be able to provide administrative assisitance but not much in the line of peacekeepers. For a whole passle of reasons the infrastructure of Iraq is a mess and there is no end in sight. Lack of food, water, medicine, gas, etc. Who is going to win the struggle? The US along with the UN or the extremists? Unless there is some major breakthrough in the next few months, Blair and Bush are out of office for sure and their successors will be left with the mess that is Iraq.