Wants Investigation of Icelandic Support for Iraq War - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Wants Investigation of Icelandic Support for Iraq War

Published February 1, 2010

Two members of parliament have issued a resolution calling for an investigation into how Icelandic came to be in the “coalition of the willing”.
Social Democrat MP Steinunn Valdís Óskarsdóttir and Leftist-Green MP Ögmundur Jónasson co-submitted the resolution. They pointed out that the decision, then made when the conservative Independence Party and the Progressives were the ruling coalition, was very controversial and shrouded in mystery.
In fact, supporting the Iraq War was never voted on in parliament, but was a decision made by then-Prime Minister Davíð Oddsson and Foreign Minister Halldór Ásgrímmsson. An IMG Gallup poll from December 2002 showed 84% of the nation against supporting any upcoming invasion of Iraq.
Read more about how Iceland ended up in the coalition of the willing here.

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