A senior diplomat from another council member said his government … was told not to anguish over whether to vote for war. “You are not going to decide whether there is war in Iraq or not,” the diplomat said U.S. officials told him. “That decision is ours, and we have already made it. It is already final. The only question now is whether the council will go along with it or not.”
Sullivan, (who writes, “that’s some brinkmanship”. No kiddding!), is the first of what should be lots of people examining that quote’s implications.