As we enter, perhaps, the last day of sitzkrieg, our allies continue to desert us left and right:
South Korea, locked in a standoff with North Korea over the communist state’s nuclear ambitions, backs the United States on Iraq and may offer non-combat troops, President Roh Moo-hyun’s security chief said on Wednesday. On Monday, President Bush gave Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave or face war. Saddam rejected the war ultimatum and vowed to defeat the U.S.-led allied troops.
“We have not yet decided on specifics, such as the dispatching of non-combat troops,” national security adviser Ra Jong-yil told reporters. “But one thing that is clear is that we support what the United States is doing.”
It’s that pesky “failure of diplomacy” again.