DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS

Echoing comments made by this blogger several days ago Joseph Curl of the Washington Times notes:

President Bush told the United Nations on Sept. 13 — 182 days ago — that “we expect quick resolution to the issue” of Iraqi disarmament, setting a deadline of “days and weeks, not months and years.” Exactly six months later, he’s still waiting, mired in an ever-growing U.N. debate. The U.N. Security Council met his first deadline by passing Resolution 1441 in 57 days, but the world body has dragged its feet over the following 125 days, with Mr. Bush accepting repeated extensions and modifications to a second resolution he says he doesn’t even need.

There are signs Bush’s waffling are about over; but we’ve seen them before.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.