It looks like British PM Tony Blair is backing himself into a corner with his support for Bush.
After having announced troop deployment orders amounting to as much as 30 000 men to the Middle East, he is now walking a tightrope between the US position of taking action now and the European position of allowing the weapons inspectors finish their job.
Blair faces a lot of opposition at home, indeed within his own party, against the prospect of British troops taking part in an attack on Iraq with the US in the next month or so. Many in his own party want him to follow the European line and let the inspectors gather more proof of Iraqi development of WMD.
Will he follow the European line or go along with Bush?
It would seem to me that he has already commited himself to the US position by deploying troops to the Gulf, but unless some drastic new information surfaces about Iraq, that decision could mean his political downfall at home.