Think somebody's out to screw the US? Let's take a look:
Last week, 9 French soldiers, on a UN peace-keeping mission in the Ivory Coast, were killed. The French have since sent in reinforcements. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the UN, have given the French military carte-blanche (hey, we're talking the French here, OK?) to use whatever force is necessary to get the situation under control.
Meanwhile, as the US, British, and Iraqi military prepare to re-take Fallujah, the same Kofi Annan sends letters to President Bush, Primer Minister Blair of the UK, and Prime Minister Allawi of Iraq warning them not to take military action in Fallujah.
Am I missing the plot here???
Oh, yeah, that's right. We didn't ASK the Untied Nations for permission to defend ourselves.
Makes you wonder: if 1000 US fatalities in Iraq makes it a quagmire for us, how many dead French troops before we have to go bail them out?
More on this later,...