I'm not sure, StarFire, but I don't think a 'no' vote constitutes a veto in of itself. Ender will probably know the answer. I tend to think that Russia will abstain as well. Either way, the French are going to lose. If they veto it and we get a majority, then we get a moral victory. If we don't get a majority and they veto it, we go to war anyway under 1441. If the French indeed veto it, they can forget about any business deals or any say in the post-war Iraq.