Kofi Annan says that he sees no case for war in Iraq just yet. Never mind the fact that the UN inspections are a charade, Iraq continues to fire on allied planes in the no-fly zones, and Saddam Hussein has been lying about his WMD capability to anyone who will listen.
So when would Kofi Annan ever support military action? The short answer is never, because its not in his interests. He wants to see the UN as the body that restrains the US from exercising its power, and the worst thing that can happen is for the US to simply ignore him. That’s why they’re frantically trying to stop the oncoming train of war before it reaches Baghdad. What they’re failing to realize is that there isn’t any stopping it. It’s clear that the US has some information that isn’t public knowledge yet, most likely involving Iraq’s WMD capability. When it comes to the surface, expect another black eye for the UN when it’s found that all the UN inspection teams are no match for the US intelligence services.