Mr. Speaker, I do not think we can make a comparison. As the hon. member knows, we had put in place a series of panels in the security council to assess the humanitarian and the arms inspection regimes.
They came forward with proposals and we were basically supporting those proposals which would allow the re-enactment of an international arms control but at the same time make sure that there not be excessive humanitarian damage in Iraq because of the sanctions policy.
We were trying to provide a bridge between the two extremes, between those who simply say keep the sanctions the way they are and those who say there should be no inspection. In good Canadian style we are trying to build a bridge between those two positions.