The countdown to war with Iraq intensified yesterday, with administration officials issuing a list of 30 countries that have publicly stated their support for the U.S.-led conflict to disarm the Iraqi government and warning that President Saddam Hussein had made a "final mistake" by rejecting President Bush's 48-hour ultimatum to surrender power.
Here's the list:
Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. The State Department listed Japan as available for "post-conflict" support.
Curiously Kuwait and Jordan are not on the list and yet US troops are entering Iraq from both of those countries. While the Jordanian government tries to deny and hide the small US special forces presence its not like Kuwait can pretend its not a lanchpad for the Iraq invasion.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2003 March 19 12:31 AM Military War, Rumours Of War|