Britain's senior representative in Iraq predicts the British military will be
in the country until at least 2005, and the next few months will be a rough time
for coalition forces.
The British special envoy to Iraq, Jeremy Greenstock, says anti-coalition
insurgents in Iraq will be increasing their attacks over the coming months.
Mr. Greenstock has told the London Times newspaper that terrorists
intend to make Iraq ungovernable through violence to try to convince the world
the American-led coalition cannot control the country.
Mr. Greenstock also says Iraq's neighbors, Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia,
are not doing enough to keep terrorists from infiltrating Iraq.
As the former British ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Greenstock tried
in vain to get the Security Council to support military action in Iraq before
the March invasion. He says if that had happened, the occupation would now
been seen as a multinational effort and not a U.S. dominated operation.