UN Secretary General to denounce "preemptive action" today

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 23 07:56:55 MDT 2003


UN Secretary General Kofi Annan "will denounce Bush's
doctrine of preemptive action, saying it is prone to misuse,
reports today's Los Angeles Times.

"This logic represents a fundamental challenge to the
principles on which, however imperfectly, world peace and
stability have rested for the last 58 years," the text of
Annan's speech says. "My concern is that, if it were to be
adopted, it could set precedents" for widespread use of
force without laws or justification.

The occupation of Iraq by the US and its supporters
is strikingly familiar to Washington's invasion and
occupation of Cuba a century ago. Read Julie Webb-
Pullman's essay on that if you haven't read it yet.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/message/20395

In this respect, Cuba's motion and report against the
blockade of Cuba is all the more timely. If you haven't
yet read this long but vital document, please do so at:
http://www.granma.cu/documento/ingles03/022.html

or print it out as a Word file from CubaNews FILES:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?N12B23BF5 )



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