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Decoding the New UN Resolution on Iraq: Myth-Shattering Analysis at

Today the Institute for Public Accuracy released a detailed analysis of the new UN Security Council resolution on Iraq. The assessments feature conclusions of several legal and political analysts. The multifaceted critique is available at:

Among the analysts who are available for interviews:

Executive director of the Global Policy Forum, which monitors policy-making at the United Nations, Paul is author of a series of papers including “Iraq: The Struggle for Oil.” He said today: “This resolution takes a hard-line approach that will almost certainly lead to war. Thirteen members of the Security Council were opposed to this resolution or deeply skeptical, but Washington used intense pressure and eventually bent them to its will.”

A former UN Assistant Secretary General, Halliday headed the UN’s food-for-oil program in Iraq. He said today: “The new resolution of the UN Security Council is a charade, a device to obscure. Nevertheless it is transparent enough that one can point out the trip wires, hoops and hurdles — combined with dangerous ambiguity — placed so that Iraq must inevitably fail to avoid material breach. Then the Bush war can begin nicely covered in UN respectability — although of course it has already begun, what with the 12 years of deadly embargo, the no-fly zone bombings and now placement of army, navy and air force resources on the ground in the Gulf, Kuwait, etc.”

Rangwala is a lecturer in politics at Cambridge University in Britain.

Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Bennis is author of the new book Before and After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis.

Jennings is president of Conscience International, an aid organization that has worked in Iraq.

Boyle is professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Burroughs is executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy.

Ratner is president of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Mahajan is author of the book The New Crusade: America’s War On Terrorism.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167