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Thursday, April 17, 2003
A brief "why am I still at work again?" post on the UN: the current situation is that Bush reaaaaally wants them to lift their sanctions on Iraq, which is seems obvious that they'd do. Why wouldn't they? Because that's currently the only leverage they have over the US, since as it stands now Iraq can't sell any of its oil to make money, and so the US has to reconstruct at a loss. (Well, more of a loss than we're currently at.) Now, from a purely diplomatic standpoint, I can see the wisdom in this. But politically--and even humanitarianly--it just seems stupid. C'mon, guys, let's get some shit to Iraq and figure this out later, OK? You're looking like the assholes here. Am I wrong?