Sunday, May 11, 2003

US seeks UN stamp of approval: Time for some realpolitik
'Having abused and abandoned the United Nations and gone to war in Iraq without UN backing in defiance of international law, the Bush administration has returned to the Security Council this week - hoping to win UN legitimacy and legal authority for its postwar plans. Does the administration feel any sense of contradiction, or mild irony, or even slight shame in pursuing this course of action? Apparently not... The new US-British umbrella resolution on Iraq, if pursued inflexibly, has the potential to cause an even bigger row than that which preceded the war.'

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