Protests worldwide, celebrities gesticulating and pontificating, poets versifying, heated debate everywhere, threats of vetoes: Slate says it's all moot, with chance of American-led invasion of Iraq at 99%.
Turkey will reverse itself and allow staging of troops, Iraqi mouthpiece turns upon Kuwait with language ususally reserved for Israel:
- "Shut up you minion, you (U.S.) agent, you monkey. You are addressing Iraq," he said. "You are insolent. You are a traitor to the Islamic nation," Ibrahim spat out as Qatar's Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani tried to shut him up. [Washington Post]