Tuesday, March 11, 2003

The Lileks Diagnosis: Heartburn. And something else, too:
Today I saw a NEWS ALERT that suggested there might be another UN resolution that would extend inspections another three weeks, and I nearly shed my skin. No, please no. I cannot take another three weeks of UN maneuverings, another three weeks of haughty diplomats lecturing down to the rest of us, another three weeks of pretending Cameroon matters, another three weeks of ignoring the fact that Mexico - Mexico! - is holding out. And incidentally, isn’t that instructive? I don’t think Mexico is peeved that we haven’t signed Kyoto or the ICC, and I don’t think the Mexican population is ready to take to the streets to protest the withdrawal from the ABM treaty. I was under the impression that Bush and Fox had a warm relationship. Apparently not. Fine. Mine the borders.
Even more infuriating is that the UN dickering gives Saddam more time to fill trenches with oil, defrost the anthrax, and generally prepare to make a nuisance of himself. I hope we don't come to regret the months of Mother-May-I negotiating at the security council. Call the vote today, invade tomorrow.

More: Steyn, too, says bring it on: "Is there a columnar equivalent of Viagra? I mean, I started writing about the impending war with Iraq in late September 2001 and after a year and a half I'm beginning to flag." Read, as they say, the whole thing.

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