Wednesday :: Feb 26, 2003

Russia and China Want More Inspections

by Steve

According to Reuters, both China and Russia want more inspections and a diplomatic solution. Yet, the Administration is assuming as of late today that Russia will abstain (notice the misleading headline from the Fox story). These are not mutually exclusive, so it is possible that the Administration will not get a “no” vote from either, but instead both will cover themselves by abstaining. This allows both China and Russia to have it both ways: they can sit back and watch the USA do all the heavy lifting, and if Bush wins easily, they are still viable economically in Iraq post-Saddam. If Bush falls on his face, they can cover themselves with the Islamic world.

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