Thursday, September 22, 2005


Russia and China have cowed France, Britain, and Germany into weakening the language of the latest U.N. resolution on Tehran's nuclear deception and recalcitrance. Iran has already violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty, a breach that would normally result in immediate referral of the issue to the Security Council. By not evening threatening such action, the European powers weaken the already ridiculous U.N., turning it yet again into a coalition of the unwilling. Sadly, this seems to set the stage for a repeat of 2002-2003, wherein the U.S. will have to construct another coalition outside of the U.N. to enforce the organization's own rules and resolutions. It was difficult last time, and it won't be any easier this time around.

The headline says it all:

EU backs down on Iran


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