Thursday, October 16, 2003


The weasels adopted the US Iraqi rebuilding resolution unanimously (via FoxNews):
UNITED NATIONS���In a slam-dunk vote, the U.N. Security Council approved Thursday a U.S.-drafted resolution to help reconstruct Iraq.

All 15� Security Council (search )�members -- including Syria -- voted in favor of the measure to authorize a multinational force under U.S. command and call for troop contributions from other countries. The measure also seeks "substantial pledges" from the 191� United Nations (search )�member states.

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (search ) commended the�council members for having reached a "significant agreement on what obviously is an important resolution to address a complex situation in Iraq.

"The process has been difficult but the outcome is a clear demonstration of the will of all the members of the Security Council to place the interests of the Iraqi people above all other considerations."

Earlier in the day, Germany, Russia and France announced that they would back the resolution.

That decision -- announced by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at a European summit in Brussels -- marked a dramatic shift by the three European countries, who had bitterly opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq.>
Here's what this means: President Bush is now garnering more support from the likes of France and Germany than from members of the Democratic party here in the US.

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