France and Russia object to the wording of the latest US draft of a resolution for the UN Security Council on Iraq. Sounds like George W. Bush is ready to move against Iraq without UN support:
"If the United Nations can't make its mind up, if Saddam Hussein won't disarm, we will lead a coalition to disarm him for the sake of peace," President George Bush repeated during a mid-term election campaign stop. His spokesman, Ari Fleischer, was more explicit: "It's coming down to the end ... the United Nations does not have forever."
Is it better for the US for there to be a formal vote and rejection of the US text before the US attacks Iraq? Or is it better to just drop the effort to get UN support now and move on?
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2002 October 22 02:15 PM UN, International Institutions|