Defense commitment essential to role in rebuilding Iraq

12/22/2003
The US Department of Defense made the right decision when it excluded from Iraqi reconstruction contracts companies based in countries opposing its operations.The decision will remain right as long as soldiers from the US and its coalition partners are risking their lives defending the reconstruction effort. It might take a while for that condition to change.Until they're willing to commit troops to Iraqi security, France, Germany, Russia, and Canada shouldn't expect to work in Iraq as prime contractors.Officials of those countries don't see it that way. They're wrong.While coalition soldiers, supporters, and contractors are getting attacked, injured, and killed, the prior...
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