By Stan Crock
CLOSER TO THE MARK. I'm no apologist for the U.N.: It isn't always a paragon of international responsibility. Different countries often have different agendas. But the U.N. has posed a huge problem for the Bush Administration only on Iraq. Other countries on the Security Council didn't believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or ties to terrorists or posed an imminent threat. In retrospect, it looks as if they were closer to the mark than the U.S. was. So maybe the obstacles thrown up by the U.N. were justified.