Enforcing UN decrees equals conservatism?
The evidence shows that Bush's reasons for going to war against Iraq were fully rooted, as he has said all along, in successive UN resolutions issued since ... 1990.... Within weeks after the fall of Baghdad, the United Nations ended up endorsing the U.S.-led occupation and lifted sanctions against Iraq.... Bush kept up the pressure behind the recalcitrant United Nations. At a Nov. 20, 2002, NATO summit, he stated, "The United Nations has said [to Saddam], 'You must disarm.' And 16 times, he's said, 'Oh, of course I will'--but never did. And so, the game's over with; we're through with that. And now he's going to disarm one way or another." ... The president warned that the United States would lead a coalition to enforce UN resolutions.
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In botany, a dry fruit that opens when ripe. It splits from top to bottom into separate segments known as valves, as in the iris, or forms pores at the top (e.g., poppy), or splits around the circumference, with the top falling off (e.g., pigweed and plantain). summary of the run-up to the most recent war with Iraq duplicates much of what has been reported in THE NEW AMERICAN. All but alone in the "conservative" media, this publication has pointed out--beginning months prior to the invasion--that the war on Iraq was designed to empower empower verb To encourage or provide a person with the means or information to become involved in solving his/her own problems the UN, rather than being conducted in defiance Defiance, city (1990 pop. 16,768), seat of Defiance co., NW Ohio, at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee rivers, in a farm area; settled 1790, inc. 1836. Its manufactures include machinery and food, fabricated-metal, and glass products. Gen. of the world body. The same case has been made with compelling clarity in the January 20-February 2 issue of Insight magazine, which was quoted above.
As presented by Insight, however, that case comes with a remarkable twist: The cover story was intended to validate President Bush by offering "a true accounting of events ... show[ing] the resolve of President Bush's policy." The overview essay repeatedly cites UN Security Council resolutions as supposed authority for the war, or as validation of administration occupation policies. It also accuses critics of the war of "emboldening the terrorist enemy" and "backstabbing back·stab
tr.v. back·stabbed, back·stab·bing, back·stabs
To attack (someone) unfairly, especially in an underhand, deceitful manner: " our servicemen deployed in Iraq.
Shortly after our occupation of Iraq began, THE NEW AMERICAN observed: "President Bush has placed our own military at the UN's disposal to disarm Iraq.... And in a singular feat of misdirection MISDIRECTION, practice. An error made by a judge in charging the jury in a special case.
2. Such misdirection is either in relation to matters of law or matters of fact.
3.-1. , the administration has allowed its courtiers in the neo-conservative press to convince the public that this development is a defeat for the cause of world government, and a victory for American independence." (See "United Nations, RIP?" in our May 5, 2003 issue.) Insight has added to that dubious accomplishment by insinuating in·sin·u·at·ing
1. Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.
2. Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating. , in none-too-subtle terms, that opposing this misuse of our military is little better than treason treason, legal term for various acts of disloyalty. The English law, first clearly stated in the Statute of Treasons (1350), originally distinguished high treason from petit (or petty) treason. Petit treason was the murder of one's lawful superior, e.g. .