UN Resolution 1483

Thursday's UN Resolution 1483 (N0336853.pdf) went fairly smoothly, don't you think?

The lifting of sanctions was of course welcomed by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

An uplifting assessment is given in the US Department of State Fact Sheet on UNSCR 1483.

A summary of some world reaction appeared in Saturday's Guardian. And here's a Western Press Review courtesy of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Personally I think it's wonderful that the vertiginous legal discontinuity between it and Resolution 1441 has disappeared into the twilight zone of Realpolitik. (Or perhaps it slipped through a crack. The law is an ass after all.)

I also think it's great they came up with a really cool name for what the US/UK are: the "Authority". Much better than that boring old "Occupying Power" phrase used in the Geneva Convention (though Zak Martin's "U SUK" beats them all).

For those who might be interested, here's some links to references in Resolution 1483:

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