Preparing for the endgame on how to confront Iraq, the U.S. claimed Thursday that it has won two key swing votes on the Security Council — Ireland and Mauritius — giving it the necessary majority to pass its resolution. So, barring a veto by Russia, China or France, the UN will pass the resolution.
Does this vote matter to the Bush administration? I doubt it, as they are determined to have their war regardless of what the UN does. Colin Powell has already as much as said that.