Saturday | October 12, 2002
Brits ease off war threats
Britain is moving further away from an Iraq conflict as Saddam continues to make concessions.
Britain, Washington's closest ally, suggested earlier on Saturday the likelihood of conflict was receding because Iraq's threatened leadership was making concessions on inspections, designed to expose suspected programs to develop nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.Bush should be smart, declare victory (well-deserved), and make plans to rush weapons inspectors into Iraq. The problem is that Bush has shown no indication he considers inspections a successful outcome. He wants war, dammit, and he won't let no lousy inspections get in the way.
Yet the Brits are eager to declare victory and move on, while the US is getting pummeled in the court of international public opinion -- remember, it is the US that is now obstructing the work of UN weapons inspectors.Posted October 12, 2002 03:56 PM | Comments (2)