War, this one and the next....
Gordon Brown has said he thought in future it would be good for the MP's to decide whether this country goes to war or not. However had this been the case over Iraq
then we would never have gone to war. I am not against the downfall of Saddam Hussein but I do believe it would have been better to have done this in '91.
Our government has such a responsibility in regards to UN security as one of the 6 permanent members of the Security Council. We should strive to make sure that the decisions to take military action against a country for breaking international law are made simply with the charter in mind. Instead of countries using their veto to stop military action because the country in the UN sights owes them millions of dollars/rubles/euros in weapons/technologies contracts, the decision should be simply made on issues like if a child has basic care, shelter and food or whether there are free democratic elections.
The UN really needs to learn to follow through on its charter, instead of providing cruel dictators with numerous chances. If someone does not comply with a resolution then they should be punished instead of the UN taking a step back and forming another resolution so that they can comply.