Cablegate: Media Reaction On Iraq, May 25, 2004
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 001207
FOR WHA/PDA, IIP/G/WHA, AND IIP/T/ES
FOR PM, NEA/NGA, WHA/PPC, AND WHA/CEN
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP PREL KPAO PGOV MOPS IZ HO
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ON IRAQ, MAY 25, 2004
1. Editorial in San Pedro Sula-based liberal daily "La
Prensa" of 5/23 entitled "At home." "The members of
battalion Xatruch returned home last Friday after spending
almost five months in Iraq working to support the
consolidation of peace and democracy in that country."
"The performance of the Honduran troops was positive, and
their experience has grown by being in contact with other
cultures, by having to respond to emergency situations, and
by serving in the cause of peace."
"Will there be more Honduran soldiers in Iraq? We'll get
the answer after July 1 when the new Iraqi government will
be installed in office. Moreover, as many other countries
have proposed, the U.N. may set up an international
peacekeeping force which could include Honduran troops."
"The work done by the Honduran soldiers in Iraq has been
admirable. It's gratifying that they have all returned
prepared to continue to contribute to international peace."