Tuesday, October 01, 2002

In the Times:

Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, D-Del., and senior committee member Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., on Monday circulated an alternative proposal that they said ``helps the president attract strong bipartisan support in Congress.''Their draft resolution would focus on authorizing the use of force against Iraq as opposed to the entire region and make clear that dismantling Iraq's weapons of mass destruction would be the primary reason for using force.
Seems reasonable enough. The limitations fit a limited war in Iraq on the important issue of non-proliferation and the latter aspect is precisely what Blair has been advocating.

What was Bush's response, though?

``I don't want to get a resolution which ties my hands,''
Ties his hands how, exactly? In that it declares that WMDs are the primary reason, or that it authorizes the use of force against Iraq as opposed to, um, the...entire...region....

Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner.

Yeah, this is just about Iraq and Saddam. Sure it is. I wonder who it's going to "just be about" next?

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