2002 September 26 Thursday
A British MP on multilateralism vs unilateralism

Here. in a nutshell, is the question the multilateralists ought to answer:

Mr. Barry Gardiner (Brent, North): The Prime Minister knows that action against Iraq that is supported by the authority of the United Nations would be acceptable to the vast majority of Members of Parliament across the House. Does he agree that those MPs who oppose independent action must explain why something that they believe to be right and justified when undertaken by many nations together becomes wrong and unjustified if we should act alone?

Tony Blair's response of course totally sidesteps the question:

The Prime Minister: The point that my hon. Friend makes is exactly why the United Nations must be the way of resolving the issue. That is why I think that it was right that President Bush made it clear to the UN General Assembly that the United Nations was faced with a challenge. That is why it is important that that challenge is met and the UN resolutions are implemented.

(found on Stephen Pollard's site)

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 September 26 11:21 PM  UN, International Institutions


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