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Hi all - the concern I have is that the US has said: 'yes is not good enough', only Saddam going etc is and so on. In reality whilst I long to think so, I wonder whether the UK and Jack Straw etc counts for the proverbial string of beans. However, I agree absolutely that domestic pressure is working here and I think even we may all be in for a surprise at the extent of hostility at the TUC and Labour Party Conferences. Tho I truly don't think Cheyney and Rumsfeld are reign-innable. Dear God, how I hope I am wrong. f. I still don't think the legality thing has been explored - it is not legal to wander ropund the world demanding the overthrow of governments inspite of the US having been doing it for years, tho not as openly. ---------- >From: "Anai Rhoads" <email@example.com> >To: "casi discuss" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: [casi] UK could push for Saddam inspections deadline >Date: Thu, Aug 29, 2002, 2:20 am > > 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 > _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk