Along the Tracks

Wednesday, March 12, 2003
 

One sentence resolution


Charles Krauthammer nails it in his column for the Washington Post. We are going to lose the U.N. resolution vote, certainly by French veto, very probably by “whip count.” Why go through the agony of a tortuous listing of “tests” for Iraq and a deadline extended further into the hot and windy Iraqi spring?

“The Security Council finds Iraq in violation of Resolution 1441, which demanded ‘full and immediate compliance by Iraq without conditions or restrictions.’”

Krauthammer’s single sentence is eminently true, as every member of the Security Council knows. Let them vote against it and prove their own cynicism. Maybe - just maybe - they’ll realize what they are doing to the legitimacy of the body by denying the facts and rescinding their own words from 1441. And maybe that will finally turn them around to the side of the U.S. and U.K. - the side of right.

I know, I’m forever the optimist ....


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