Say Goodbye To The UN And Hello To The League Of Nations

by John Hawkins | September 19, 2002 9:10 am

Say Goodbye To The UN And Hello To The League Of Nations: The Independent is claiming that the UN[1] is going to give Saddam a year to get his act together…

“The United Nations is likely to throw into disarray America’s war plans for Iraq by introducing a timetable for weapons inspections that could give Saddam Hussein a breathing space of almost 12 months”

Furthermore, according to the Independent, UN inspectors won’t even be able to start working until March…

“Nailing down a schedule for the inspections will be the primary objective of the new resolution on Iraq that Britain wants to see passed in the Security Council before 30 September. On that date, Hans Blix, the chief weapons inspector, is due to start talks with Iraqi officials in Vienna on practical arrangements for the return of his teams.

Mr Blix is not expected to be able to begin serious deployment of inspectors and their staff before the end of October, a process likely to take two months. Thereafter, an existing Security Council text on Iraq – UN Resolution 1284 – stipulates that inspectors will need 60 more days to decide on what they need to do on the ground. The inspections proper would only begin, therefore, in early March, and last six months, until the end of August.

There’s absolutely no way W. is going to even wait until March to hit Iraq, much less another year. Interestingly enough, even the lefties at the Independent understand what will happen if we hit Iraq after the UN has said we have to wait…

“Britain’s global influence depends largely on its permanent seat at an effective and respected UN Security Council. The organisation will be shunted into irrelevance, diplomats fear, if President Bush unilaterally goes to war.”

Apparently the UN didn’t think Bush was serious when he said…

“We created a United Nations Security Council, so that – unlike the League of Nations – our deliberations would be more than talk, and our resolutions would be more than wishes.”

“…We cannot stand by and do nothing while dangers gather. We must stand up for our security, and for the permanent rights and hopes of mankind. By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand. Delegates to the United Nations, you have the power to make that stand as well”

If the UN is really this dumb, they’re going to be making the mistake of a lifetime and I can’t say that it bothers me one bit. The only thing that could be better than destroying part of the global terrorist network by putting Saddam out of business would be getting rid of Saddam AND cutting the UN’s hamstrings at the same time.

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