Wednesday | February 12, 2003
Fools in the desert
Concerned that Blix's report to the Security Council won't be negative enough to spur war, Rice flew to NY to put the pressure on Blix.
At the New York meeting, which was held at the U.S. mission to the United Nations, Rice told Blix that Iraq is in violation of a Nov. 8 Security Council resolution that gave the Baghdad government "a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations" before it would face "serious consequences," U.S. officials said.This is ridiculous on so many levels -- let Blix decide whether Iraq is in violation. He's the guy on the ground in Iraq, not Rice.
But the administration needs to launch its invasion within weeks to avoid Iraq's brutal summer. And those of you who are veterans and have had to wear NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) gear know how brutal they can be in the mildest weather. It's war now or in the Winter, and by then it might be too late. Either Iraq will have cooperated, or the US elections will be too close for Bush to avoid "wag the dog" charges.
This war is asinine, unecessary, and will be costly in blood and treasure. However, I can't help but think that Saddam has brought it on to himself. He miscalculated Bush's desperate need for a war and has played stupid games.
There can only be one bully in any playground. So we have to frickin' idiots willing to take their respective nations to war in order to settle their pissing match. Remember, this is about Bush's score and the megalomaniac agenda of the Neocons ('to reshape the Middle East'). Otherwise, Bush wouldn't have to continously LIE to justify the war.
And Saddam played into Bush's hands. Morons! The lot of them!Posted February 12, 2003 06:33 AM | Comments (31)