Iraqis Profess Definance, before Saddam's Acceptance:
Tragically, on the actual terms the positions being taken in Baghdad are quite understandable; the UN has acted with utter hypocrisy and shamelessness by essentially giving the US what it wants while pretending otherwise. Of course this is a continuing reality, not something new. Two of the top U.N. officials in recent years have resigned calling the U.N.'s policies toward Iraq 'genocidal' and 'indefensible'. Furthermore, the current Secretary-General was installed by Washington after the last one was thrown out by a US veto. As for bloodshed and 'terrorism', more than 1.5 million Iraqis who would otherwise be alive are dead thanks to the U.S. since 1990. And when it comes to the Palestinians the U.S. is responsible not only for tremendous death and suffering, but for the neo-apartheid racism being implimented with its guns and money, not to mention it's duplicitous 'peace process'. But even so, Iraqi defiance is precisely what the Americans and Israelis want at this point...as the world moves closer to a Middle East war, one already simmering, which could in fact ignite World War III.