Monday, March 10, 2003

When US Supported Iraq's Chemical Weapons

Found something very interesting today:

During the eighties, the UN was concerned with Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons. On March 21st, 1986, the Security Council President, "speaking on behalf of the Security Council," stated that the Council members were

"profoundly concerned by the unanimous conclusion of the specialists that chemical weapons on many occasions have been used by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops...[and] the members of the Council strongly condemn this continued use of chemical weapons in clear violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 which prohibits the use in war of chemical weapons"

The United States voted AGAINST the issuance of this statement.

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Logic of Invasion

While watching the News Conference, given by George W Bush a couple of days back, I was struck by two points he made:

  • Bush said that, if the UN doesn't back his resolution for war on Iraq, he will ignore UN, and launch a war on Iraq, because Iraq has been ignoring UN Resolutions, and

  • Bush said that unfortunately, in this war, civilian Iraqis will also get killed - but morally, US cannot back out from waging this war, because Saddam Hussain has been killing civilian Iraqis