NO MORE UN: Charles Krauthammer argues that we should not go back to U.N. after the war is won. He makes a pretty strong moral case for his position. Indeed, the only practical value of getting UN support at this point would be if it would make it more likely that others ponied up some cash for the rebuilding effort. But I tend to agree with Charles on this one; it may not be worth selling our honor for money. Plus, it’s not like Iraq is broke. Once the war is over, the sanctions will be immediately lifted and they can get the oil revenues flowing again. They should be able to self-finance the postwar rebuilding efforts at that point, with some administrative guidance from the US and our real allies.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.