Bush's Iraq speech stirs questions about UN's authority

09/23/2002
The Sept. 12 speech by US President George W. Bush to the United Nations left the futures of two regimes in doubt.One of them, of course, is that of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.The other is the UN itself.Bush made the right move in calling on the UN Security Council to enforce resolutions Hussein has flouted for a decade.And he made the right move in assuring the council that if it doesn't act, the US might do so anyway.Bush properly has appealed to the international body that exists to deal with menaces such as the Iraqi president. His overture grows out of concern for the security of the US and its interests abroad, including the safety of allies within missile range of Baghdad.W...
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