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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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