Their resolution on
Iraq, for example, supports the disarming of Saddam
Hussein's regime, but only by
the UN and not by the U.S. acting independently with
The resolution does not preclude military
action under a UN mandate if all else fails....
NAM delegates wanted to take a similar stance over
North Korea. A draft resolution negotiated in corridors
and back-rooms over the past few days
would have called on Pyongyang to reverse its decision
late last year to withdraw from the nuclear Non-
The problem for everyone -
North Korea's neighbours at least as much as the U.S. -
is that Pyongyang does have weapons of mass destruction
and a highly competent and motivated million-man army.
Saddam, in contrast, probably has only the remnants of
his dreams to acquire a mass killing machine. Erratic
North Korea is such a dangerous proposition it has to
be handled delicately while Iraq does not."