Europe in U-turn on American Iraq plan.US plans to rebuild Iraq were last night given unanimous support in the UN Security Council.
Long-term opponents Germany, Russia, Syria and France backed the plans despite George Bush's continued refusal to give up overall control of a multinational force.
The decision is seen as a way to garner international funds and troops.
France and Germany, however, have already indicated they will not provide military support.
A US official said: "The goal is to get more than a piece of paper, to try to get money and troops."
It came as a survey by US army newspaper Stars and Stripes found half of US troops in Iraq suffer low morale and many do not plan to re-enlist.
A third of the 1,935 troops polled told the Pentagon-funded publication their mission lacked clear definition and the war was of little or no value.
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez For the football (soccer) player, see .
Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez (born 1953) is a retired United States Army general who served as the commander of coalition forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004. , commander of US forces in Iraq, said: "There is no morale problem."
MORE than half of Britons think president George Bush has made the world a more dangerous place to live in.
Of 11,000 people polled by CNN CNN
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Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was created by Ted Turner in 1980 to present 24-hour live news broadcasts, using satellites to transmit reports from news bureaus around the world. and Time 52 per cent of Britons and 57 per cent of Europeans disagreed with US policies.
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