Sunday 4 August 2002

Iraqi Weapons Inspections

Newsworld International is reporting that the United Nations has NOT rejected Iraq's offer of renewed inspections, but plans to examine the offer next week. All that has been rejected is the invitation for the Chief inspector to travel to Baghdad. Bush is now between Iraq and a hard place. If the UN does agree to restart the inspections, and the inspectors again find nothing, Iraq will have to be ruled as being in compliance with the UN sanctions and the oil embargo will have to be lifted. This is why Bush and company are screaming "Regime change" as they can no longer justify the coming invasion on the grounds of inspections. The most shameful aspect of this whole affair is that the same government which has starved Iraqis to death by blocking humanitarian aid to Iraq is now claiming that the regime change in Iraq is for the benefit of those same starving people.