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  Coalition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A coalition government, in a parliamentary system, is a government composed of a coalition of parties.
In Australia, the Coalition is also used to refer to an alliance of three parties (the Liberals, Nationals and Country Liberals) existing in federal politics since 1922.
The phrase "Coalition of the Willing" was employed during the 2003 war in Iraq lead by the United States and its allies [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coalition   (262 words)

 Coalition of the willing: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The first American President (The chief executive of a republic) known to have publicly mentioned acting with a "coalition of the willing" in place of a UN mandate was Bill Clinton (42nd President of the United States (1946-)).
Many of the nations in the coalition formed for the 2003 invasion of Iraq stand to receive substantial aid packages and trade benefits from the United States in return for their support.
She, however, was reprimanded for these and comments, and was eventually removed from the Liberal party (A major political party in Great Britain in the 19th century; now the third largest; advocated reforms and improvement of the conditions of working people) caucus.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/coalition_of_the_willing.htm   (1432 words)

 Encyclopedia: Coalition of the willing
"Coalition of the Willing" is a phrase which has been used since the 1980s to refer to groups of nations acting collectively and often militarily outside of the jurisdiction of the United Nations mandates and administration.
It has been suggested that Coalition of the Willing be merged into this article or section.
" Coalition of the willing " is a phrase which has been used since the 1980s to refer to groups of nations acting collectively and often militarily outside of United Nations auspices.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Coalition-of-the-willing   (763 words)

 PWHCE - Coalition of the Willing List, Map and Troop Numbers
This coalition was predictably criticised, particularly by the anti-American Left, as coercive, unilateral and unrepresentative.
Smaller countries in the Coalition were labelled "token" allies, and ulterior motives were ascribed to various Coalition Governments, despite the respective governments outlining highly plausible reasons for their participation.
The list of countries in the Coalition of the Willing is particularly interesting because of the patterns it doesn't produce, and the under-reported patterns it does.
www.pwhce.org /willing.html   (3132 words)

 Many Willing, But Few Are Able - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Palau is one of six unarmed nations in the coalition, along with Costa Rica, Iceland, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and the Solomon Islands.
The true nature of Iceland's role in the coalition of the willing is "reconstruction and humanitarian assistance," Agustsson said, adding that this has not been requested yet.
Therein lies the peculiarity of the coalition of the willing.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/iraq/attack/armtwist/2003/0325manywill.htm   (788 words)

 Coalition of the willing? Make that war criminals - smh.com.au
The initiation of a war against Iraq by the self-styled "coalition of the willing" would be a fundamental violation of international law.
Members of the "coalition of the willing", including Australia, have not yet presented any persuasive arguments that an invasion of Iraq can be justified at international law.
Intentionally launching an attack knowing that it will cause "incidental" loss of life or injury to civilians "which would be clearly excessive in relation to the concrete and direct overall military advantage anticipated" constitutes a war crime at international law.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/02/25/1046064028608.html   (835 words)

 CNN.com - Bush: Join 'coalition of willing' - Nov. 20, 2002
George W. Bush has said the United States will lead a "coalition of the willing" if the Iraqi president chooses not to give up his weapons of mass destruction.
According to Bush, if the will of the world is strong, the disarmament of Iraq can be achieved peacefully, but was quick to add that Saddam must understand the true consequences of not giving up his weapons programs.
The leaders of NATO and its partner countries will meet on Thursday and Friday to deliberate on the alliance's future.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/11/20/prague.bush.nato   (841 words)

 Articles - Coalition of the willing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
President Bush responded by saying "Well, actually, he forgot Poland", and the phrase You forgot Poland was coined as a criticism of the types of members in the coalition, generally smaller countries sending relatively few troops, despite the fact that Poland is a a medium-sized country that later, during the occupation contributed much.
Although the Coalition of the Willing only contains about a fifth (38 of 193 [1]) of the world's countries, it includes a disproportionately large fraction of the world's economically powerful countries.
Similarly, New Zealand did not support the invasion and is not considered part of the Coalition of the Willing, but sent troops to Iraq in 2004 after the establishment of the new sovereign Iraqi government.
www.afinest.com /articles/Coalition_of_the_willing   (1066 words)

 The Acorn » A humanitarian coalition of the willing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Acorn » A humanitarian coalition of the willing
The formation of this humanitarian coalition is a welcome development, especially if it can coordinate the efforts of the international community in assisting the overstretched local authorities.
7 Responses to “A humanitarian coalition of the willing”
opinion.paifamily.com /index.php?p=1142   (994 words)

 TAP: Web Feature: Allied Farces. by Cory Oldweiler. March 25, 2003.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Back when Secretary of State Colin Powell was first putting together his "coalition of the willing," the Czech News Agency reported that while Czech troops would remain in Kuwait, they would not participate in the war unless chemical weapons were used.
Iceland (18) also is part of the coalition, but because the U.S. forces based at Keflavik constitute Iceland's military, the country had an incentive to come on board.
Japan (19) is a coalition member, although the Japanese prime minister said he was "anguished" by his decision to support the United States, and the nation -- like almost all the other members of the coalition -- will not send troops.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2003/03/oldweiler-c-03-25.html   (871 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | What can Eritrea possibly do to help the US in Iraq?
The "coalition of the willing", as Colin Powell has called it, is the list of 30 countries that responded positively to a phone call from Washington, seeking their support against Iraq.
At the London embassy of the former Soviet Republic, I ask a representative what being in the coalition of the willing entails.
She predicts that support for the war from Latin and Central America will be largely symbolic.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,917741,00.html   (1051 words)

 Drudge Forum -> Coalition of the Willing scrapped...in JUNE!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Coalition of the Willing scrapped in June 2004
The Coalition of the Willing was actually scrapped in June of last year...but the news come out now.
I find it notable that of the Coalition of the Willing, 15 of the countries did not want to be named in it.
www.drudgeforum.com /index.php?showtopic=1240   (813 words)

 The Coalition - SourceWatch
See the Coalition of the willing article for the specific issues and rhetoric surrounding the Iraq invasion and the use of the term The Coalition in the context of that one operation.
It is widely believed that the use of Coalition labels and rhetoric are very deliberate, masking a policy of unilateralism to appear as multilateralism.
The reality is that this Coalition is nothing like the Allies of World War II, from which the basic rhetoric is drawn: in that war large nations like the USSR and China, a much larger British Empire and a great many troops from captive nations like France and Poland participated.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=The_Coalition   (417 words)

 AlterNet: The Precarious Coalition
So they both have a political precedent for ignoring the will of the 80 percent of their own people who oppose the war.
So we are now in a war that was opposed not just by the majority of members of the Security Council and the General Assembly, but also most of the citizens of our allied nations and even by some of its governments.
War on Iraq: Bush's vision that Iraq will become a launching pad for a new era of peace among the nations in the region ignores what is actually taking place on the ground.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=15456   (1468 words)

 Analysis: The 'coalition of the willing' - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The "coalition of the willing" assembled by the United States to topple Saddam Hussein's regime and assure Iraq's stability now comprises 32 countries.
All members of the coalition stated their public support for U.S. goals in Iraq, but many also seek to reap benefits from a closer association with the United States.
Gardiner said the examples of Spain and the Philippines will not be followed by a majority of countries, and the coalition will remain strong.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20040730-042642-8353r.htm   (1266 words)

 Iraq Coalition - Non-US Forces in Iraq
The size and capabilities of the Coalition forces involved in operations in Iraq has been a subject of much debate, confusion, and at times exageration.
Though there were no plans to either increase or decrease the size of the contingent, the S. Korean National Assembly initially authorized the deployment for a period of a year, leaving the door open for a decision at the end of the year.
Its contingent of troops assisting the coalition was made up of 1 infantry Battalion, 1 Engineer unit, probably company-sized, 1 MP company, 1 Infantry company, 1 medical group, 1 reconnaissance group in addition to officers and NCO assigned to HQs.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/iraq_orbat_coalition.htm   (2951 words)

 A Wilting Coalition
With the departure of those nations, the coalition will be down to 21 countries.
Country by country, the coalition is wilting from such uninspired leadership from the United States.
The coalition of the willing is no longer willing to accept America's rosy scenario on Iraq.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0318-20.htm   (847 words)

 THE BRAD BLOG: "REUTERS: White House Scraps 'Coalition of the Willing' List"
I will read it again and do some more research, but at this point the analysis looks realistic, and thrust of the article seems fairly solid: a US attack against Iran would be a dismal failure.
There was never a coalition of the willing - it was a coalition of the lied to, the fearful, and the cynical.
Will W be overcome with the vanity of his "leadership" and be dragged into it by his strings...
www.bradblog.com /archives/00001140.htm   (6532 words)

 A Fifty Pound Bag of Whistling Lips
In her latest column, Molly Ivins mentions that the Bush administration will soon be providing "universal health care and massive school construction for postwar Iraq, while simultaneously cutting health and education funding here at home." Nice.
I'm trying to figure out which government marketing genius or speech writer came up with this "coalition of the willing" nonsense.
Coalition of the coerced, coalition of the bribed, coalition of the wha' the hell were we thinking, coalition of the we need to boost our economy with US dollars, yes...willing, not so much.
mileah1.blogspot.com /2003_04_01_mileah1_archive.html   (459 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums - Coalition of the "Willing"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
How many of those nations that make up this so called "coalition of the willing" will be willing to share in the expenses to rebuild Iraq and maintain a visible prescence there.
With the sole exception of England, this administration has no other "Willing members" of this shaky, weak and unwilling to sacrifice "coalition." Token support whether baught or not, does not make a true coalition much less a willing one.
WASHINGTON - While U.S. President George W. Bush insists that many countries are eager to join what he calls a ''coalition of the willing'', a more apt name may be ''coalition of the coerced'', according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive Washington think tank.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID66/2591.html   (1097 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Coalition of the Willing Provides Formidable Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There are 30 countries who have agreed to join the United States in the "coalition of the willing" to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said March 18.
Countries that support the coalition are Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan.
Pentagon officials said this new coalition is more like the one assembled for Afghanistan than for the liberation of Kuwait in 1991.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Mar2003/n03192003_200303194.html   (575 words)

 White House scraps coalition of the willing list. 22/01/2005. ABC News Online
The White House has scrapped its list of Iraq allies known as the coalition of the willing, which Washington used to back its argument that the 2003 invasion was a multilateral action.
The coalition, unveiled on the eve of the invasion, consisted of 30 countries that publicly offered support for the United States and another 15 that did not want to be named as part of the group.
Former coalition member Costa Rica withdrew last September under pressure from voters who opposed the government's decision to back the invasion.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200501/s1286872.htm   (311 words)

 RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
U.S. efforts to assemble an anti-Saddam Hussein coalition got a boost last November, when the UN Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 1441, which established an enhanced inspection regime for Iraq's disarmament and threatens "serious consequences" in case of a "material breach" by Iraq.
So far, the "coalition of the willing" is a rather modest and eclectic group -- perhaps enough for Rumsfeld to speak of a broad coalition, but, save for Britain's contribution, of little consequence militarily and hardly comparable to the coalition assembled by the United States during the last Gulf War.
The "coalition of the willing" may not be quite as "substantial" as Secretary Rumsfeld would have it, but for an American administration seemingly determined to follow through on its policy, it will have to do.
www.rferl.org /nca/features/2003/01/22012003172341.asp   (1369 words)

 Coalition of the willing - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This coalition of the willing was authorised by the UN Security Council and coordinated by an ad hoc political steering committee.
Coalitions of the willing: from Kabul to Baghdad (http://www.europeansecurity.net/Analysis/AnalysisESDP.html), europeansecurity.net, February 2003.
QandA: What Is the "Coalition of the Willing?" (http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot1_032803.html), from the Council on Foreign Relations in The New York Times, March 28, 2003.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Coalition_of_the_willing   (2459 words)

 Telegraph | News | Coalition of 45 is claimed as Aussies join up
Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, said allies in the so-called "coalition of the willing" were offering troops, overflight rights, logistical support or help with post-war reconstruction.
Two men, one of them a British scientist, were arrested after scaling Sydney Opera House and painting "No war" in huge red letters on one of the world's most distinctive buildings, where strict anti-terrorist security was supposedly in place.
Will Saunders, 42, a British astronomer, and David Burgess, 33, an Australian, were charged with malicious damage and released on bail.
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/03/19/wun219.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/03/19/ixnewstop.html   (375 words)

 "Coalition of the Willing" Already Larger than the 1991 Gulf War coalition
To date, there are 54 countries that have joined the Coalition of the Willing--not including Canada, Germany, and France, which have recently offered conditional support.
Spain will send a medical support vessel equipped with nuclear, biological and chemical treatment facilities.
A frigate and 900 troops will accompany the support vessel in the event of a conflict.
www.heritage.org /Research/MiddleEast/wm225.cfm   (1093 words)

 Coalition of the Willing - Laughing Meme
The Coalition Of The Willing Song Step right up and make a killing Join...The Coalition Of The Willing You won’t have to do no shooting You’re just in it for the looting All the hard stuff is done by Sam You just nod on cue Yeah!
The rich will get richer - this is all about oil, it's all about economic agreements between coalition members.
Perhaps the European countries that dared to stand up and say NO to the great US of A did so partly because they have suffered war first hand, they remember what it was like and they never want to see it happen to others.
laughingmeme.org /archives/000387.html   (1081 words)

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