Former United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on Wednesday described the United States-led invasion of Iraq as a "pure failure" that had left the country worse off than under the rule of Saddam Hussein.In unusually harsh comments to Danish newspaper Politiken, the diplomatic Swede said the US government had ended up in a situation in which neither staying nor leaving Iraq were good options."Iraq is a pure failure," Blix was quoted as saying. "If the Americans pull out, there is a risk that they will leave a country in civil war. At the same time, it doesn't seem that the United States can help to stabilise the situation by staying there."War-related violence in Iraq has grown worse, with dozens of civilians, government officials and police and security force members being killed every day. At least 83 US soldiers have been killed in October - the highest monthly toll in 2006.
Well when Carl Bildt tried got squeeze himself in as a UN negotiator - I believe it was the war with Serbia - it was clear that the USA really did not want him - now he is foreign secretary for Sweden.
Hans Blix is a well established member of the Swedish System - which is hostile to the USA. Sweden has over the past half century taken liberties with US security interest, so Sweden - and their expansive attempts to meddle in international politics have earned them a place sqwarely in the doghouse.
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