Growing Isolation of Bush Administration

March 4, 2003

While tens of millions of anti-war protestors keep coming out into the streets in cities throughout the world, the Bush administration also finds itself coming up against growing isolation from governments throughout the world.

On March 1, the Arab League passed a resolution "completely rejecting any aggression on Iraq...considering it a threat to Arab national security."

On the same day, the Turkish Parliament rejected the government's plan to allow the basing of U.S. troops in Turkey (polls indicate that 9 out of 10 people in Turkey oppose U.S. war plans against Iraq). This threw a big spoke in the wheel of U.S. plans to establish a northern front for its invasion of Iraq.

While the U.S. continues to use secret diplomacy to bully and threaten countries, the overwhelming majority of governments continue to express opposition to a U.S. war on Iraq.

France, Russia, and China, permanent members of the Security Council, also remain opposed to the war.