Administration flacks have been vocal about the so-called "international support" Bush's war enjoys; it seems like all a nation has to do to get added to the "coalition" is have one of its citizen honk their car horn. However, it looks like the Administration is doing all it can to prevent a proposed UN Genreal Assembly emergency session on the war, which might lead to a very different picture of how the US stands internationally.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has launched a worldwide diplomatic drive to head off the calling of an emergency session of the U.N. General Assembly to condemn the U.S.-led war on Iraq, diplomats said on Friday.
..."The United States is putting pressure on many countries to resist," said General Assembly President Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic.
U.S. diplomats were opposing a special assembly session and -- if that failed -- to vote against a resolution condemning the United States, Kavan told reporters.
...Unlike the Security Council, whose resolutions can be binding under international law, the General Assembly can make only political statements expressing the sense of the international community.
But an assembly resolution critical of the U.S.-led war would nonetheless be highly embarrassing to both Washington and London.
(via Nathan Newman)