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Sunday, March 16, 2003

The WaPo goes wobbly...

The lead editorial in today's Washington Post is typical liberal mush:

Military action to disarm Iraq appears to us both inevitable and necessary, because of Saddam Hussein's refusal to comply with repeated U.N. disarmament orders. Still, we have argued that the United States would do well to agree to a delay if it seemed likely to lead to greater international support, including most of the countries on the Security Council.

We need to do something about Iraq, but we need more time for inspections to work and to build more international support. For crying out loud, what on God's green Earth do they think President Bush has been doing for six months? Last year, when he announced his intention to finally deal with the Dictator of Death, everyone was up in arms that he should go to the U.N., build international support and give time for inspections to work. He went, and the Security Council gave him unanimous support - as long as they didn't have to back up what they said. When Saddam played his usual shell game with inspectors, France stabbed him in the back to preserve their oil. More time to build international support is going to be as effective as giving more time to Hans Blix so he can find his head with both hands.

If military action is necessary, then the Post should be doing in-depth stories of Saddam's torture chambers, Iraq's deep economic and oil ties to France and Russia, and how Saddam has systematically flouted eighteen Security Council resolutions for over twelve years. Instead, they highlight protest marches by left-wing groups emboldened by the delay. Delay is precisely what France and the protestors want. Even if the U.S. goes along with yet another delay, yet more deadlines, our opponents - and I don't mean Iraq - will find yet more ways to delay again once Saddam shows his intransigence.

The U.N. and the world has shown their irrlevance and lack of backbone. It's time to move on without them and once we've won in Iraq, bring the truth behind Iraq into the light of day to shame them into silence.

Just the facts, ma'am...

The Heritage Foundation has an in-depth fact sheet - the kind the Post should be doing - about who benfits from keeping the status quo in Iraq. Another article details how France has acted unilaterally and without U.N. approval numerous times in Africa.

Heritage also has a great page of research on the Middle East, with a good deal of focus on Iraq.

Today's Links:
The Washington Post
The Heritage Foundation

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