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

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Now de Villepin sees a need for consensus on Iraq. Now that France doesn't have to do any of the actual fighting and there is money to be had it is time for working closely and with consensus on the issue.

French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said there was a "very broad consensus" among EU and NATO members on giving the UN a central role in post-war Iraq.

But, speaking after talks with EU and NATO foreign ministers, including US Secretary of State Colin Powell, he did not say whether the view was supported by the United States.

"After the contacts I have had ... a very broad consensus is emerging to really rely on the United Nations," he told reporters.

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