Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Resolutions, part III

The Americans are finally giving ground on Iraq. Their new draft resolution goes so far as to set a deadline for the IGC to draw up a timetable for a constitution and elections. But they don't seem to be in any rush, and are still unwilling to release their stranglehold on power. Their message to the UN seems to be "from my cold dead hands..."

Meanwhile, the Guardian has an article about American progress in getting other people to pay for their mess. And they've put the finger on it with this line:

every dollar donated towards Iraq's reconstruction is also a contribution to the rehabilitation of [Bush and Blair's] deeply divisive, deeply flawed Iraq policy.

Strangely, the rest of the world seems reluctant to shell out...