September 26, 2007

IT'S NOT ENTIRELY ACCURATE...:

Spain's "Downing Street Memo": Bush was Set on Attacking Iraq (Middle East Online, September 26, 2007)

Prior to the US-led invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003, Washington unsuccessfully lobbied the 15 members of the UN Security Council for a second resolution paving the way for military action against Iraq if Saddam Hussein failed to comply with demands to disarm.

But during the meeting with Aznar, Bush made it clear the US would invade Iraq by the end of March 2003 whether or not there was a UN resolution to authorize it, El Pais reported.

"We have to get rid of Saddam. There are two weeks left. In two weeks we will be ready militarily. We will be in Baghdad at the end of March," Bush said in the transcript which was translated into Spanish by the newspaper.


...to say that no diplomatic resolution to the crIraq War was possible, though it's close. Had Saddam accepted the enforcement of all prior UN resolutions, there'd have been no need for war. This is the case, of course, because the resolutions themselves required regime change.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2007 12:05 AM
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There were plenty of diplomatic options. There just weren't any we were going to accept.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 26, 2007 1:35 PM
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