Baseball Crank
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November 8, 2002

The UN Security Council unanimously approves this resolution. Note that the Security Council finds that "the Government of Iraq has failed to comply with its commitments pursuant to resolution 687 (1991) with regard to terrorism," that it "demands that Iraq confirm within seven days . . . its intention to comply fully with this resolution; and demands further that Iraq cooperate immediately, unconditionally, and actively with UNMOVIC and the IAEA," and that "the Council has repeatedly warned Iraq that it will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violations of its obligations." (emphasis added). The only question is whether Saddam will try to agree to this whole thing now, with the hope of lying and delay later; if he agrees, he may suffer a fatal loss of face with his people; if he doesn't agree, war will probably follow by the end of November. All things considered, the latter is probably better for the U.S., since it will clearly and unequivocally give the green light to end this charade, kill the SOB, and set his people free.

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