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Monday, September 22, 2003

Posted by Jake
Bush Plans Unyielding Stance on Iraq War in Address to U.N.

NYTimes: In the speech, Mr. Bush will repeat his call for nations — including those that opposed the Iraq action — to contribute to rebuilding the country, but he will offer no concessions to French demands that the major authority for running the country be turned over immediately to Iraqis.

WashPo: President Bush said yesterday that he is prepared to allow the United Nations to oversee the first postwar election in Iraq, a limited concession to demands that he give the world body a more vigorous role in rebuilding the country..."I do think it would be helpful to get the United Nations in to help write a constitution. I mean, they're good at that," Bush told Fox News in an Oval Office interview to be aired tonight. "Or, perhaps when an election starts, they'll oversee the election. That would be deemed a larger role."

All the news that's fit to print.

The NYTimes article proceeds into an extended rant about why Bush didn't include North Korea or Iran in the speech. I haven't read the speech, but I will tell you that discussions of cheese aren't in there either. Why? Because they are not relevant to the speech. The relevant dialogue -- the 800 pound gorilla in the room -- is Iraq. Let's not get confused here.


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