Second UN resolution abandoned


So it’s starting to look like war is looming, inevitable, and that it will begin sometime this week, as allies the U.S., Britain, and Spain abandon a second UN resolution.

“The co-sponsors of the resolution have agreed they will not pursue a vote on the draft resolution,” British Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock said. “The co-sponsors reserve the right to take their own steps to secure the disarmament of Iraq.”

Meanwhile, the White House said U.S. President George W. Bush would address his nation at 8 p.m. ET Monday (0100 GMT Tuesday).

This is the final countdown. We’re in it now, folks.

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