posted on Mar, 11 2003 @ 09:18 AM
the more powerful nations simply get more votes... That way, they still have great influence, but not the veto nonsense... Really, do you think that
the current statuses of France and Germany warrant veto power? Surely not...
Announced inspections are a joke. They simply move the equipment, bury it, etc. and then bring it back when the inspectors leave. They're thrown a
bone every now and then, but he's already in clear violation of his agreements. The very fact that he didn't allow them in for years, and only now
at gunpoint, should serve as proof of that. We were ready to roll on the 15th of last month, but a few illegal suppliers didn't want to see their
goods discovered...well, every day those troops are there it is costing good money, so I don't think it will be much longer, and certainly not 2 or 3
No, I don't believe this is some kind of personal issue of Bush and Blair against Saddam. After the events of 9/11, we were forced to re-examine the
threats in the world. Here (in Iraq), we have a dictator who had already had a long history of war with neighbors, who harbors and supports
terrorists (not necessarily Al Queda, but terrorists nonetheless), and after blatantly ignoring the UN's resolutions for 12 years, who is in serious
need of being ousted. The need to show the American people that "something" was being done (after losing Osama), was pressing, so Bush moved to the
rather visable Saddam as a target...
[Edited on 11-3-2003 by Gazrok]