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Even with the possible deadline proposed by the Ministers to place UN inspectors back into Iraq - one has to wonder if the US will still continue on with plans for an attack? Would the consideration for a deadline by the United Kingdom cause America to spurt it's ceaseless exposition sooner than "planned"? It is from argumentative discourse and world pressure that the UK has finally come forward with this obvious solution. Bringing in UN inspectors was (and is) the only rationale to deal with the issue of weapons diplomatically. It seems the UK is stuck between two sides - America and the world. The Minsters are choosing the only option that appeases both sides. Below is a news article I found: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/020828/4/d8etr.html The Foreign Secretary says Britain may push for a deadline to be imposed on Saddam Hussein to re-admit UN weapons inspectors. Jack Straw says Ministers are prepared to consider a call by the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee to propose a deadline. The suggestion comes as British officials have sought to play down suggestions of a rift with the US over military action against Iraq. Hawks in the Washington administration, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, have been pressing the call for action to topple Saddam Hussein before he can acquire nuclear weapons. Britain, in contrast, has argued that the threat of military action could be lifted if the weapons inspectors were allowed back in. Mr Straw, in his official response to the Foreign Affairs Committee's report on the war against terrorism, also emphasises the need to tackle Iraq's arsenal of chemical and biological. He acknowledges that Iraq will be a "better place" without its leader but stopped short of advocating a policy of "regime change" in Baghdad. He stated: "The Government's policy is to secure full implementation of the Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq. "It is also the Government's view that Iraq would be a better place without Saddam Hussein. "As the Prime Minister has made clear, we are determined to deal with the threat posed by Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction." - - - - Humans have a wonder instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious. -- __________________________________________________________ Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at Mail.com http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk