This is depressing. I don't see how we-the-world can fix what's wrong in Iraq without strong UN involvement. The US needs to get out, we're the bad guys now -- whether you feel we should be or not -- we need to get out and let someone else come in and get the power up and the hospitals stocked and the water clean.
Take that 87 billion and give it all to the Red Cross, then point them at Iraq.
UN to withdraw personnel from Iraq
The United Nations decided yesterday to withdraw almost all of its remaining international personnel from Iraq within 48 hours because of fears for their safety, undercutting claims by the United States that coalition forces are making headway towards curbing the violence in the country.