"World Rebels Against America"

Juan Fajardo fajardos at ix.netcom.com
Sun Feb 2 11:47:18 MST 2003

World Rebels Against America

by Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star
January 26th, 2003

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Having positioned enough U.S. troops and
equipment all around this Persian Gulf neighborhood, George W. Bush can
launch a war on Iraq any time, with or without United Nations' approval.
But he has already lost the political war.
 From Europe through Africa and Asia to the Far East, public opinion is
solidly ranged against America. The dissidents include the Pope, the
archbishop of Canterbury and Nelson Mandela.
But with no smoking gun, no proof of any Iraqi terrorist links, no
weapons of mass destruction, Washington changed its tack. The issue was
no longer weapons but Iraqi deception. (When was the last time a war was
launched over a lie?) Or Saddam himself.

American commentators duly obliged with essays on the benefits of
bringing democracy to Iraq. But people across the Atlantic just laughed.

full story: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=696

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