The United Nations has at last voted to authorize a No Fly Zone....over Saddam Hussain's Iraq.
The U.N. Security Council finally reached agreement on the measure after 9 years of negotiations.
Even Russia and China, usually the countries to use their power of veto, finally fell into line and voted along with the rest of the Security Council.
Russian Ambassador to the U.N, Vitaly Chrukin, commented "We were eventually worn down by the others on the Council".
A jubilant Ban Ki Moon, U.N. General Secretary, made the announcement this afternoon :
"We are delighted to get this resolution through after many years of difficult negotiations.
We sincerely hope and believe that this No Fly Zone will severely limit Saddam Hussain's power and lead to his eventual overthrowal.
I hope that this decision puts to bed any doubts that the United Nations is a vibrant and effective tool against dictatorial despots".