posted on Mar, 23 2003 @ 07:48 PM
Lets' see...1441 was ratified Nov. 8, 2002.
Then within 30 days, Iraq should've submitted a document of full disclosure (Obligation #3).
Inspectors go in within 45 days (from the adoption of the resolution) & provide an update report within 60 days of inspections (Obligation #5).
At any rate, Iraq had up until the ultimate deadline of Feb. 21, 2003 to comply with Obligation #3 & Obligation #5 in the manner as described in the
other Obligations. Considering that the US & allies did not officially start the conflict until Mar. 19, 2003, this means that Sodamn Insane had
nearly an extra *month* to fully comply with the described disarmament procedures & provide the appropriate disclosures to that effect.
Obligation #8 states that "Iraq shall not take or threaten hostile acts directed against any representative or personnel of the United Nations or of
any member state taking action to uphold any council resolution". Hmmm...I wonder if his open advertisement for paying the families of suicide
bombers could be interpreted as non-compliance with this Resolution?
And Obligation #13 states that "serious consequences" will be faced by Iraq for non-compliance. You can't get much more "serious consequences"
than to have the world's most powerful military forces comming in to nab your @$$...
Yep, Sodamn Insane blew it & the US did not "jump the gun" (to coin a phrase) too early. He had more than a *decade* to comply even *before* 1441
was enacted...And still could not provide sufficient disclosure of disarmament to the inspection team within the alloted time frame. So it looks to me
like it's the UN at fault here for not (to coin another phrase) "sticking to its guns"...
Except for one thing that I'm not sure about...What does #14 mean when it says, "Decides to remain seized of the matter"?