Icelandic Delegate Pulled from Iraq

Oh dear……. per TPM:icelandic-flag.gif

“Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir has decided to remove an Icelandic Crisis Response Unit (ICRU) member from a NATO training program for the Iraqi army in Baghdad next month, causing disappointment among NATO leaders.

The ICRU member has been working in Baghdad for the last two years, primarily as a media representative, and will cease working there October 1, Morgunbladid reports.” (Icelandic Review) [We’ll take their word for it!]

And per commenter, E. Brynjólfsson, comes this information:

Iceland has never had an Army. The decision to join “the Coalition of the Willing” was made by exactly two men, then Prime Minister Davíð Oddsson and foreign minister Halldór Ásgeirsson, without even consulting the Alþingi (Parliament). As those two were then leaders of Parties with a majority in the Alþingi, they were never called to account for this blatantly illegal action there. This decision was extremely unpopular with the Icelandic people, with polls consistently showing more than 80% opposed. The gentlemen in question have since wisely decided to retire from politics. The current foreign minister is the leader of the Socia-Democratic Alliance who has always opposed the invasion of Iraq in general and especially our inclusion in the” the Coalition of the willing” in particular. Posted by: E. Brynjólfsson – Date: September 14, 2007 4:35 PM

Sounds a bit familiar…….

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