Resolution 1441 DOES NOT automatically authorize the use of war. A new resolution is needed for that. If a war is launched on Iraq by Spain, UK and the US without a specific
resolution which authorizes the use of force, Spain, the UK and the US will be in breach of the UNSC
and international law
and, IMO, could be considered as "rogue states".
It is 'funny' that the text of the Azores summit says "Saddam's defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions demanding the disarmament of his nuclear, chemical, biological, and long-range missile capacity has led to sanctions on Iraq and has undermined the authority of the UN
, when these 3 countries are also defying the UNSC
and undermining seriously
the authority of the UN.
Another interesting passage of the summit text is:"We will fight terrorism in all its forms. Iraq must never again be a haven for terrorists of any kind.
" I thought Iraq's supposed links with terrorism was cleared ages ago?
I'm affraid tomorrow the world will change, even more than it did on 9/11!