:: Wednesday, 12 February 2003 ::
Che cazzo fai?
Let us see.
France and Germany sit on the Security Council at the UN with rights of veto. They have indicated they will exercise those rights about any US led proposal for a resolution authorising military action in light of breaches of 1441 by Hussein's regime. A compromise position they have suggested is more UN weapons inspectors in Iraq to bolster the ones already there plus a bunch of UN troops to back 'em up. They do not want any miltary action now. They cannot see a reason for it now.
France and Germany are part of NATO. They are resisting any movement of troops to Turkey to prepare now to defend that nation in the event such defence becomes necessary because of military action against Hussein's regime.
France and Germany do not want military action now. They do not want it now. And they do not want to arm Turkey in case it hapens in future. So they do not want it in future either. Yeah, well yeah.
France and Germany do not want this war. At all. Ever. Under any circumstances.
That is how I see it.
I think they are letting Saddam off the hook. Every day without military action against him is a day he lives as leader of Iraq. And every one of those days is lousy.
Hitchens nails the French side. The Chirac side. Waiting on a nailing of the Schroeder side. But maybe they're nailing themselves. And now this with the Russians. Jeebus.
:: WB 3:09 am [link+] ::