Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, September 13, 2002

Qatar is now saying they will consider allowing America to stage attacks from their territory.

Qatar's foreign minister said yesterday that his government would seriously consider any request from the Bush administration to launch warplanes and combat forces from the Al Udeid Air Base, noting Qatar's "very special relationship with the United States."

The United States has not yet requested "permission for an attack from Qatar to Iraq," Hamad said at Brookings. "If they ask us, we will look seriously, but at the moment there is no decision" because there has been no request.

But Hamad indicated that Hussein was under no illusions about where Qatari sympathies would lie in the event of a conflict with the United States. "The Iraqis know that we have a very special relation[ship] with the United States," he said. "It is not secret and [American forces] are already in Al Udeid."

Still wondering why Kofi shifted from a call against US 'unilateral' action to a Israel Palestinian first delaying tactic. He knew support would fall in line once we made very clear to the UN General Council that Saddam had to go, a number of nations would fall in to support us.

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