U.S. Backing Lacking in U.N. for Troops
Not Much U.N. Support for U.S. Appeal for More Troops, Officials Say
The Bush administration, encountering U.N. Security Council resistance, may not seek a resolution giving the U.N.'s blessing for the deployment of additional foreign forces in Iraq, U.S. officials say.
Four days after Secretary of State Colin Powell made a pitch for council backing of his call for more forces, U.N. Ambassador John Negroponte acknowledged on Monday, "We're nowhere near a resolution on Iraq."
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said the administration had not yet determined whether to seek a resolution.
A State Department official, asking not to be identified, said it was a difficult sell for the administration, given that many council members believe Washington is to blame for continuing security problems in Iraq.
Tuesday, August 26
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PISS PEOPLE OFF!
Again, so many of this saw this coming like standing on the finish line at the Talladega 500. We ignored and circumvented the U.N. We lied to them over our reasons for starting a war. We aggressively took over a country in the Middle East. (I'll give you a few moments to let that one sink in.) So natch, this item will short-circuit the minds of the neocons who still think we're gold in the eyes of the U.N...
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 1:32 AM