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US wants normalcy in Iraq: Clinton
February 18, 2006 16:44 IST
Former US President Bill Clinton on Saturday said America was not interested in dominating Iraq and instead would like to see the representative government ruling the country.
"Saddam was a bad man. He is gone.. now we want that the people of Iraq should have a decent future," Clinton said in Panaji. He said that as the process of normalcy gets on, "the US would draw down their forces."
"Ever since 2003, the position of UN was to have representative government in Iraq. And with the elections we hope that new government takes over in Iraq," Clinton said.
Pointing out to the terrorist attack in Jordan, he said that these attacks were largely from Iraq. "If you have seen the condition of victims in that attack, you would have realised its intensity," Clinton said.
He said that America was not interested in dominating Iraq and instead wanted normalcy to prevail in the country.
"We can't dictate Iraq's future and hence there are elections there in which people will decide who will rule their country. This is most important to hold Iraq together," he said.