Re: If your not on the list, you're not getting in
@spartacus: + 1 for most of the post.
However for this:
" I think the reason it was deemed legal to invade (Iraq) in 2003 was that they were still in breach of the ceasefire agreement from 1991 - which they'd never complied with despite ten years of inspections and sanctions."
The UN reasoning was a bust caused by US pressure. It basically went something like this:
UN - show us that you have completely disarmed from WMDs
Iraq - Here is a mountain of documents to show our compliance
US - They Lie!
UN - You got to prove that you don't have any prohibited weapons
Iraq - Can't prove a negative, can YOU prove we have any?
US - We can't, but 9/11 happened and we don't want to attack the Saudis who actually did it, so we'll attack Iraq instead
All - So, US, what happened to all those WMDs?
US - mumble mumble.... look behind you, a terrorist!
All - they weren't there BEFORE you attacked Iraq, you numpties!