Thursday, March 13, 2003

Blair's Ultimatum
There's a lot of buzz about the new British proposal to deal with Iraq. Particularly the first condition -- that Hussein appear on television and admit he has Weapons of Mass Destruction. Calpundit seems to think this is the only important element (unless he is being ironic and I am missing it) while Adam Felber fears its the thin end of the wedge. It sounds to me like an element of a twelve-step program, admitting you have a problem and apologizing to everyone you have affected with it (or is that two steps?). It seems to me that such a requirement is rather meaningless, but would appeal to an acknowledged recovering substance abuser like Bush. So is it just a clever ploy to make sure that the US agrees to this plan if everyone else does?