Following the news this week has been confusing to say the least. Did the United States have 11 votes on the Security Council? Eight? Nine? Four? The vote is going to happen Friday. Or maybe next week. The March 17 deadline for Iraq to disarm is firm, or maybe it isn’t. Maybe the United States will just say, “to hell with it,” and launch the bombers. Or maybe it will continue to go “the extra mile” for diplomacy. Who the hell knows?
Question: Why does the Pentagon want to kill me? And why do the Brits want that damn resolution so bad? Three words: “War,” “crimes” and “prosecutions.” (In that order.)
Greetings from Kurdistan
It’s payback time for Tony Blair at the United Nations Security Council, as the United States backs its friend with a second British resolution setting March 17 as the drop dead, we really mean it, deadline for Iraq to disarm. France, predictably, opposed the resolution and hinted at a veto.
Bush made several key points in his news conference tonight, but he still didn’t make his case that he’s given peace a chance.