That Whole Rigamarole

Saturday, January 18, 2003

Blix: The Jig is Up

Well, that isn't exactly what this Reuters story says, but it's there if you look carefully. Here is a key line:
We are not closer because there are too many gaps in it (the Iraqi declaration) and the world would like to be assured that Iraq is rid of weapons of mass destruction. And until we inspectors have been convinced of that we cannot so report to the Security Council.

Of course they cannot. And thus the final sad act of Saddam's reign in Iraq begins. Report on 27 January, State of the Union address on 28 January, meetings with Tony Blair on 30 and 31 January, and what amounts to an ultimatum to the Security Council shortly thereafter. February will be a most interesting month. I believe it will start a great step forward for legitimate peace and freedom around the world.


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