12 years and 17 resolutions later and Iraq is still thumbing its nose at the UN.
Counting from April 18, 1991, the 15th day after passage of U.N. Resolution 687, more than 4,330 days have passed since Iraq put itself in material breach of international obligations. It did so by ignoring that resolution’s 15-day deadline for listing the locations, amounts and types of all its chemical and biological weapons, all “nuclear weapons-usable” materials, and for disclosing the location of Scud and other ballistic missiles with ranges above 90 miles. So the current “rush” to war has consumed almost half again as many as all the 3,075 days of U.S. engagement in World Wars I and II and the Korean War.
So, like always, it’s going to take the US to stand up to the bullies of the world. To put it bluntly, no other country (with the possible exceptions of Great Britain and Israel) has the balls to **do the right thing**.