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, February 07, 2003

Another message to the French and Germans. From the Dutch, this time. If you will not allow NATO to defend an ally, we will do it on our own.

The Dutch government has agreed to provide Turkey with a Patriot defense system in case of war in Iraq, the Defense Minister said Friday. The missile system will be supplied under a bilateral agreement, not through NATO, according to an Air Force official.

On Friday, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero reiterated France's view that launching military preparations would send the wrong signal while U.N. efforts to avert war against Iraq continued.

Yes, because, heaven forbid that the Iraqis should think that the UN actually meant that Saddam has to disarm or face 'serious consequences'.

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