posted on Feb, 25 2003 @ 09:29 AM
All the talk of the U.N becoming irrelevant is absurd.
This is the biggest misconception between the war/anti-war people on this site.
Everyone knows and accepts how evil Saddam Hussein is, and they are aware of the need to dispose of him. With or without all these posts reminding us
how bad he is. That is not the issue here. What all these people are protesting against is George.W.Bush and his administration. They are protesting
against an administration that bullies, bribes, and blackmails nation states into joining them for a task, which if you look at it and it's vast
background of preparation is blatantly about far more than the need to dispose of Saddam. They are protesting against being told about their morals
and courage by a coward who avoided his call to war when his nation called him. They are protesting against a man, who on anyoneís terms is an idiot,
having the final say on a decision that will have repercussions that affect the whole world. They are protesting against unilaterism. Can you honestly
say that if another country was intent on a pre-emptive strike (still illegal under international law) on another country (outwith this whole Iraq
argument) and they were declaring the U.N irrelevant and saying they were going in with or without the backing of the U.N, that the U.S would not be
going out of their way to stop them?
The fact is that the vast majority of people with an anti war stance and the protestors who took to the streets would accept a war with the backing
of the U.N. They are placing so much hope in the U.N, as they see it as the only way available to temper the Bush's administrations foreign policies.
That fact that the majority of the 10million or more who took to the streets would accept this war with the backing of the U.N, in my eyes makes it
the most relevant organisation to peace and stability in the world today. The only way it will become irrelevant is if George Bush makes it so, Which
he plainly looks intent on doing. I know most of this post will be ripped apart, but if I post my whole view, the reasons behind it all and the links
etc it would take up about five pages. All I ask is you look at the facts, dismiss speculation from every side, and learn your history, past and
present. And for god's sake and all our sakes keeps up to date with all the happenings in the world. Don't just scan the headline, mentally say 'ah
I was right' and flick to the funnies.
There is far more to this proposed war than meets the eye.
[Edited on 25-2-2003 by kegs]