Alex's Outlook

Friday, February 28, 2003

According to the Guardian, some anti-US countries are beginning to go wobbly. Pakistan softened its "anti-war stance" (very expected, considering how much money they get from the US). Mexico and Angola also buckled.

Russia is threatening to veto again, one day after supposedly softening its opposition. Russia has been all over the map about this. But Russia has to be kidding itself if it thinks it can "preserve international stability" by vetoing the resolution. The leaders of France, Germany and Russia just want to score populist points with this. That's fine. They're destroying the UN's legitimacy with every passing day.

Even if a lot of Americans will have initial misgivings if Bush goes in without the UN, nobody will care once Bush wins, and the UN's credibility will be gone anyway. Why does the UN think Bush needs him?


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