Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Deal On Iraq?

Now the UN can go anywhere except "Presidential sites" ... whatever Hussein decides that means. Clearly this is UN capitulation -- the talks resulted in "assurances from the Iraqis that we will have unconditional access to all sites," except the presidential sites, said Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the Vienna-based Atomic Energy Agency, where the talks were held.

The Iraqi chief negotiator, Gen. Amir al-Sadi, said the issue of surprise inspections of Saddam's palaces and other presidential sites was "not a subject on the agenda."

No kidding. Saddam is rushing to get an inspection team on the ground before any new UN resolutions demanding compliance can be drafted. The UN is rushing to look like they matter at all. That's always a recipe for disaster.

I'm a skeptic but let's see how this plays out ...

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