U.S. Public Favors Putting Iraq Operation Under U.N. If Other Countries Will Contribute Troops: Growing Pessimism About Reconstruction Effort, But Little Desire to Withdraw
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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Seven in 10 Americans say that the United States should be willing to put the entire Iraq operation under the United Nations, with joint decision making, if other countries would then contribute troops. This option is likely to gain greater prominence as US troops become increasingly stretched in Iraq and major allies and other countries—such as Germany, France, Russia, and India—continue to say that they will only contribute troops and other resources if the Iraq operation is put under the United Nations.