posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 01:22 PM
Yeah Gazrok, I was just trying to say that I don't think the French affected the time that war would start at all. They just ensured that it would
start without UN backing.
I really don't think Bush would have waited for any more than a couple of days, and a couple of days wasn't acceptable to the
I think there's another thing that people haven't talked about, and that's why the French were not going to authorise a second resolution with an
automatic "then we go to war" clause. And the reason is simply this... they didn't trust the US/UK to allow the UN security council to make the
decision as to whether or not Iraq had fulfilled the disarmament benchmark criteria. If they'd signed up to a resolution like that it would be easy
for the US/UK to claim moral legitmacy and just announce that, in their opinion, Saddam had failed the benchmarks.
There was no real expectation that Saddam would be able to satisfy the US/UK, all this resolution was about was gaining the US/UK a figleaf of
Again, I'm not angry at you Gazrok, just angry at our politicians.