Monday | March 10, 2003
Pakistan will abstain
For the past few weeks, the buzz indicated Pakistan would back US efforts to oust Saddam. But ultimately, domestic pressures are forcing Pakistan to abstain in its vote at the UN Security Council.
The battle is over whether the US can muster a majority in the council to at least give an invasion a veneer of legitimacy. Yet the vote is shaping up thusly:
Pro:In other words, the US would have to get the votes of every single undecided member to at least pretend it had the council's majority support. Posted March 10, 2003 01:40 PM | Comments (32)