The Americans are so desperate they are even after Lebanon Troops for Iraq; as if the Lebanese and Syrians don't have enough to worry about from the Israeli/US alliance: This from the pages of the conservative Washington Times:
Lebanese troops sought
The United States yesterday urged Lebanon to recognize the Iraqi interim government and send troops to help stabilize the country, U.S. Ambassador Vincent Battle said.
"We have asked all countries, among them Lebanon, to work with the Iraqi Governing Council to receive representatives of this council and to interact with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry," he told reporters in Beirut, after meeting with a top Lebanese official.
Mr. Battle said he also asked Lebanon to send troops or at least a message of support for the international efforts to combat terrorism and guerrilla attacks in Iraq and to help rebuild the civilian administration.
He met with reporters after meeting Naji Abi Assi, director of political affairs in Lebanon's Foreign Ministry.