Organizations that might have opposed war must not adopt the position that by participating in planning for post-conflict relief efforts or for new institutions of governance, they are somehow legitimizing the war or compromising their position.
Participation in UN-sanctioned peacemaking and peacekeeping missions by U.S. military units trained in the techniques of these operations often has been vital to their success.
As the Bush administration abandoned the psychology of diplomacy and war with Iraq became certain, the U.S. public was repeatedly assured that the battle plan would produce rosy results
For weeks, the Bush administration has claimed it has many partners in its anti-Iraq “coalition of the willing.”
Bush administration seemed unduly impatient with the delay caused by the need for additional UN Security Council (UNSC) debate.
With or without UN authorization and support, the United States remains adamant that Saddam Hussein and his regime will be removed from power.
As long as Iraq cooperates with the inspectors and complies with their requirements, it seems wrong-headed to launch a war whose ostensible objective is the same as the inspectors’: to disarm Iraq.
Relevance–or rather its opposite, irrelevance–seems to be one of the many mantras of the Bush administration with respect to the United Nations.