Apparently Canada isn’t going to be part of the coalition of the willing.
When friendly Canada is dubious about this, I think it’s time to pull your head out of wherever it is and think again.
I have to think that GW and his cohorts have bungled this thing badly and painted themselves into a corner. Unfortunately, that thoughtless action will take a lot of people with them. And this time although GW’s rich friends might bail him out, the rest of us will lose.
It seems to me that GW could easily started out by going to the UN and pointing out that Hussein was violating the agreement ending the Gulf war. He could have continued along the lines that the UN needs to get together and come up with a way to stop him. It seems to me that would be in a much stronger position worldwide after having done that.
Of course, I don’t think he believes in international cooperation. His actions on Kyoto, the ABM treaties, World Court and on and on show me that he is not into cooperative processes.
GW claims that he thinks war is a last resort. However, didn’t he begin this whole thing with a series of public statements that he didn’t intend to sit idly by and wait to be attacked? And then zeroed in on Hussein with war as the only option as far as I can tell. Has he ever suggested any other course? Even his presentation to the UN, when he finally was forced to do it, was along the lines of you guys better come up with something quick because I’m getting ready to use force.