Reconstructing Iraq (11): Denmark to increase reconstruction aid to Iraq

Once a rescuer always a rescuer? Denmark’s government has decided to increase aid for Iraq’s reconstruction by an additional 100 million kroner ($17 million), officials said on Wednesday. Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said the Scandinavian country would extend its troop mandate in Iraq for another eight months. In words that Charles Kennedy (and Robin Cook for that matter) should ponder long and hard Moeller has refused to set a date for a final pullout of Danish troops from the war-torn country, claiming that “if we did that we would risk seeing the terrorists putting their ammunition on ice until the foreign troops have left the country, and then let loose hell against the Iraqi democratic government.” (AJ)