"Bush, Chirac See Accord Covering U.N. Resolution: Text Will Seek to Reconcile Presence of U.S.-Led Force, Pledge of Iraqi Sovereignty," by Jackie Calmes, Wall Street Journal, 7 June, p. A18.
We asked India for 17,000 peacekeepers for Iraq a while back and were told no. Now weíre working the lines with Bangladesh, a country that's supplied more peacekeepers in recent years than any other state. Why? They get paid $1,100 per monthónot the soldiers, the Bangladeshi government. That's awfully nice pay for work that's reasonably free of riskóas "occupation" goes.
Oops! I know I'm not supposed to use that word when the UN is involved.
But the UN isn't yet really involved in Iraq, which is why Bangladesh will say no until the UNSC resolution is finally worked out.