Friday, September 12, 2003
Well, Screw That
The *only* justifiable reason for going to the UN for authorization was the chance that India would agree to send troops to free up US forces long-term in Iraq. Now India is saying that they're overcommitted in Kashmir and can't spare the troops even with UN approval. There really aren't other good sources of trained troops available, that we could trust not to run wild (like Russians, Pakistanis, & Turks) or get killed. I'd say this is a good time to quietly drop the UN thing, folks. We have precious little to gain but quiet from the naysayers, and those folks are never going to shut up.