…but I decided to.
Yes, I’m going to talk about politics.
In his [State of the Union](http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,109032,00.html) tonight, President Bush said quite a few things, but one of them stuck out in my mind because I’ve been saying it myself for a while. He said:
>Some critics have said our duties in Iraq must be internationalized. This particular criticism is hard to explain to our partners in Britain, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, the Netherlands, Norway, El Salvador, and the 17 other countries that have committed troops to Iraq.
If you count along with him, that’s 35 nations (including the USA) who fought side by side in Iraq. That’s only 7 fewer than joined the original [League of Nations](http://worldatwar.net/timeline/other/league18-46.html) and 16 fewer than the original [United Nations](http://www.un.org/Overview/growth.htm).
People have been saying for a long time that the war was “unilateral.” That’s one of those words that the press uses and people pick up without understanding. That ticks me off.
Unilateral means, “done or undertaken by one person or party.” How can a group of 35 different countries do something unilaterally?
It’s just silly.