The Stink Of Cheney

Is all overthis.

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The United States is trying to bully its allies into weakening a treaty banning cluster bombs, Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for leading a campaign against landmines, said on Friday.

Representatives of more than 100 nations are working on an agreement against the use of cluster munitions, although the United States, China and Russia are not participating. Opponents say cluster bombs are unreliable and indiscriminate.

The United States said on Wednesday the treaty could jeopardize U.S. participation in joint peacekeeping and disaster relief operations by “criminalizing” military operations between countries that signed the ban and those that did not.

Jody Williams, who won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize together with her International Campaign to Ban Landmines, said genuine peacekeeping operations backed by the United Nations would not be affected by a global ban on cluster bombs.

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon earlier week told delegates in Dublin, where the treaty is being finalized, that the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster bombs should be prohibited.

4 thoughts on “The Stink Of Cheney

  1. Somewhere in that great, vacuous mind, does Bush realize that he’s now irrelevant and the other countries are waiting for the change in leadership.
    In this article, he is still trying to bully (with the ability to back it up only good if McSame is elected). In his trip to the MidEast, the bozo stands up and says that if it helps the process he will come back to the mid-East (to which, I assume, both sides lunged forward and fell over themselves saying no).

  2. Yep, there was a “special” headline on this from earlier in the week- “US States Cluster Bomb Ban Would Hamper Peacekeeping” or something to that effect. Wow.

  3. “The United States said on Wednesday the treaty could jeopardize U.S. participation in joint peacekeeping and disaster relief operations by “criminalizing” military operations between countries that signed the ban and those that did not.”
    Hey, if the Bush “military operations” in Iraq to destroy “WMD” and remove Saddam can be considered a “peacekeeping” mission, then the Bush ringleaders for the war already should have been “criminalized” by the illegal invasion of a sovereign nation. So wha’ happened?
    Only in the Bush mind could banning weaponry prevent peacemaking.

  4. “The United States said on Wednesday the treaty could jeopardize U.S. participation in joint peacekeeping and disaster relief operations by “criminalizing” military operations between countries that signed the ban and those that did not.”
    they’re kidding, right?

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