Sunday, January 12, 2003

EU Tells America to Toe the UN Line
"The European Union warned the US that there could be no war against Saddam Hussein without clear proof that he holds banned weapons. Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief, issued a blunt reminder to Washington that only the UN security council could determine whether military action was justified."

The proposed attack on Iraq is shaping up as a watershed. If the US unilaterally proceeds, overriding the substantial international opposition, it will be a demonstration of its aggression, isolation and ruthlessness. If it is forced to pull back, it could be a peak of US power to make war.

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