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Gigantic Monkey Wrench?

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Submitted by Robert Frank (United States), Sep 25, 2002 at 12:19

I agree wholeheartedly. I think the President is, and has been, on the right track re: Iraq, but his U.N. speech created a possibly gigantic monkey-wrench.

Providing Saddam with a 17th opportunity to do as he has been compelled to do by a litany of U.N. resolutions is ridiculous. The threat that Saddam poses to the world is unquestionable, and his 11-year-long laugh at the U.N. proves that the U.N. is incapable of enforcing its own directives. Why would Bush even open this door for Saddam to do nothing more than buy more time for himself?

What happens when the U.N. has inspectors in Iraq, after months of negotiations, and we decide it's time to do what has to be done? Does the U.N. capitulate to our "regime change" agenda, and pull its inspectors out of the country? I doubt it.

Didn't the quite credible Dr. Hamza talk at length about how close to fruition Saddam's nuclear and other WMD efforts were coming? How much time do we really have?
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Title Commenter Date Thread
Whoops, Guess Not [52 words]stephen smithOct 13, 2005 15:4326913
Just remember... [84 words]Andea BayneSep 27, 2002 21:582679
I'm tired... [176 words]Michale LawandSep 25, 2002 15:522641
Gigantic Monkey Wrench? [169 words]Robert FrankSep 25, 2002 12:192635
Perhaps [44 words]Paul M. NevilleSep 22, 2002 21:352591
You hit the nail on the head [111 words]Brian McCarthySep 20, 2002 17:572578
How many moves ahead? [72 words]Mladen AndrijasevicSep 20, 2002 01:082569
Looks like this point has been borne out [195 words]David IseckeSep 18, 2002 15:082546
Vindication [16 words]Yospeh MalkinSep 18, 2002 05:572531

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