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(CNN) NewsFlash UN passes resolution on Iraq weapons inspections   ( divider line
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2002-11-08 10:30:58 AM  
release the hounds
2002-11-08 10:31:06 AM  
France surrenders to GOP.
2002-11-08 10:31:06 AM  
This should be fun...

2002-11-08 10:32:25 AM  
Does that mean we get to start the bombing then?
2002-11-08 10:32:27 AM  
*grabs popcorn*
2002-11-08 10:32:46 AM  
Great! Now Iraq will disarm because they're rational and scared of us, right?
2002-11-08 10:32:50 AM  

This is just about inspections, right?
2002-11-08 10:33:25 AM  
We'll invade in January or February.

Praise the lord and pass the ammunition.
2002-11-08 10:33:55 AM  
This holds as much weight as the dalmation down the street passing resolutions on Iraq.
2002-11-08 10:34:14 AM  
Now Sadam will get his anal probig?
2002-11-08 10:34:39 AM  
2002-11-08 10:34:43 AM  
meh. we need a new story to follow. the sniper was a nice break, how 'bout another one of those.
2002-11-08 10:36:08 AM  
on my command, unleash hell
2002-11-08 10:36:14 AM  
Like this matters? President Stimpy wants a war. Even if Saddam turned himself over to the US we'll be in there.
2002-11-08 10:36:47 AM  
nuke em
2002-11-08 10:36:55 AM  
Good thing we finished off Al Queda before moving on to a new target. I'd hate to think what might have happened if we had overextended ourselves in the middle east...

2002-11-08 10:37:04 AM  
Bush kills kittens - Saddam moves to France then surrenders
2002-11-08 10:37:06 AM  
"This time would be the 17th time that we expect Saddam Hussein to disarm; this time we mean it," Bush said. "This time, it's for real."

Me: "This is the 17th time I've told you to clean up your room, and this time I mean it"
Bored Teenage Son: "Yeah Right"
2002-11-08 10:37:23 AM  
Cry havoc, and let slip the squirrel of war.
2002-11-08 10:37:29 AM  
I've been doing my project in Advanced Comp & Rhetoric on the situation in Iraq. Of course, right before the project's due, this has to happen and threaten its entire relevance.

I guess it means I win, for the moment. (Anti-war kids, this is what we've been waiting for. It's the only way there's going to be no war in Iraq. Be glad that a resolution was passed that isn't vague enough to be construed to support war for some ridiculous excuse, and that it calls for UN action and not unilateral US invasion.)
2002-11-08 10:37:30 AM  
This is an important precident. Now the UN can start inspecting all over the place...including the U.S.
2002-11-08 10:37:59 AM  
Funny thing is, this was a unanimous decision. Nobody even abstained. Note that there is more support in the UN than even from our own Congress. Go Dubya Go
2002-11-08 10:38:12 AM  
Thank Allah It's Friday
2002-11-08 10:38:23 AM  
*Grabs garlic salt for popcorn*
2002-11-08 10:39:01 AM  

We should learn to masturbate ourSELVES. We don't know where Saddam's hands have been.
2002-11-08 10:39:21 AM  
and, feetsza, that is just what needs to happen.
2002-11-08 10:39:23 AM  
do you think they'll offer him some vaseline with that?
2002-11-08 10:39:34 AM  
Let's see... the whole world unanimously agrees that Saddam's weapons of mass destruction need to go. Within that decision lies the admission that those weapons DO INDEED EXIST. For those of you who still think Bush has been pusing a personal agenda by invading Iraq to

1. help his 'big oil' buddies
2. finish what his father started
3. draw attention away from corporate scandal
4. draw attention from what you perceive as his shortcomings in economic reform

did it ever occur to you that this is actually the right thing to do? Our government wants to secure a peaceful world for you and your posterity, and so many of you are so acclimated to the politically motivated policies of 8 years of Clinton, it has never crossed your mind that Bush is doing the right thing, BECAUSE its the right thing.
2002-11-08 10:40:19 AM  
"This time would be the 17th time that we expect Saddam Hussein to disarm; this time we mean it," Bush said. "This time, it's for real."

17 chances. I wish the UN was my father.
2002-11-08 10:41:29 AM  
Feetsza -- what's to inspect? It's not like the US tries to hide the fact that it possesses WMD.
2002-11-08 10:43:31 AM  
So - now what? This resolution demands that Baghdad allow U.N. inspectors to enter Iraq to search for weapons of mass destruction. Does it also spell out what we can do when we find them or if they try to thwart us, or do we need another resolution for that?
2002-11-08 10:43:50 AM  
Oh great Sadam is just going to say OK and then in about 6 months kick everyone out.

F the UN let the bombing begin!
2002-11-08 10:44:23 AM  
I wonder how much them inspectors get paid? I would so want to go over there to check out their secret stash holes.
2002-11-08 10:44:37 AM  
No abstensions? That means Russia and China voted with US?
2002-11-08 10:45:22 AM  
JennyBean -- Does it also spell out what we can do when we find them or if they try to thwart us, or do we need another resolution for that?

If Iraq does that, Saddam gets a stern look, a frown, and a time-out from the UN.

What the US does if that happens, however, is an entirely different story.
2002-11-08 10:45:35 AM  
"This time would be the 17th time that we expect Saddam Hussein to disarm; this time we mean it," Bush said. "This time, it's for real."

Aww what the heck...let's give em 18!

Then we put him on "super double probation!"
2002-11-08 10:46:20 AM  
Phineas: you might find this article interesting.
2002-11-08 10:46:32 AM  
That means everyone voted affirmative. Even Syria *gasp*
2002-11-08 10:46:36 AM  
Where is the Regime Change?
Where is the tough talk for military invasion at the slightest appearance of resistance?

No where!
This is not a win for Bush or us... we had to bend over backwards and lick Russia, China, and France's balls just to get this resolution which is only a degree or two different from the original. Bush has failed. Saddam will comply and give up what ever weapons of mass destruction he may have (while keeping his sizable conventional forces) and he will remain in power. There will be no Regime Change as Bush had promised earlier this year. We have been used by Russia and France because when Saddam gives up what ever weapons of mass destruction he has his control of Iraq will be further justified in the eyes of the UN... and all because France and Russia had a lot of money wrapped up in keeping Saddam where he is. And the we come out looking like fools again.
2002-11-08 10:47:12 AM  
Unleash the Predators!

It's pretty funny how so many Arab world countries were publicly expressing support for Iraq, but when it came down to it this was a unanimous vote.

And I'm with Spiritauthor. If I was lucky my father gave me ONE chance.
2002-11-08 10:47:25 AM  
automaticity for the people
2002-11-08 10:47:32 AM  
What a scam. Read this interesting article from

What a Difference Four Years Makes: Why U.N. Inspectors Left Iraq--Then and Now
2002-11-08 10:47:44 AM  
One of my friends at school is an active Special forces major. Two days ago four of his friends were called up. He expects to leave in the next few weeks....

This is all Bush needed for war. See the plan give Iraq 30 days to list and get rid of its weapons. Then either 45 or 60 days fo the inspectors and then 45 or 60 dyas for the final report. But at anytime the US can produce evidence that Iraq has violated the inspections or is Lying and blow the shiat out of them. Which will happend when we have are forces in place. The CIA will mysteriously come up with a long list of violations and we invade.

Don't get me wrong I am not saying any of this is bad. I am just saying what I think will happen.
2002-11-08 10:48:11 AM  
I'd hit it.
2002-11-08 10:48:28 AM  
Should be cool tag.
2002-11-08 10:49:54 AM  
2002-11-08 10:49:57 AM  
Oh have no chance to survive make your time.
2002-11-08 10:49:58 AM  
With mention that Iraq may be accepting these policies as a last chance to avert war with the US, I think I will play the anti-cynic. It seems possible that all of this spear rattling by Bush and his men was an attempt to get Hussein to accept these inspection policies: if he believes his only other alternative is war, he will oblige the UN inspectors (or so it appears). So in effect, Bush could be threatening war to avert war (at a later time, if Hussein ever decided to go on the agressive again).
2002-11-08 10:50:23 AM  
1. France waits for U.S. elections to end before making decision on U.N. resolution.
2. Republicans win elections, control the country(world).
3. France realizes Bush can now do whatever he wants to do with Iraq, without interference.
3. France surrenders and goes along with the U.S. on the U.N. resolution.
2002-11-08 10:51:18 AM  
rugheads gonna die to satisfy the crazy god adolf!
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