Doesn't the Security Council have to vote on stuff like that? I couldn't imagine even France voting to retaliate against the U.S. militarily... Anyways, I don't think it happens automatically. The U.N. isn't a mutual defense pact like NATO is...or, is supposed to be, I guess. --Ben At 09:31 AM 2/17/2003, you wrote: >US attacks Iraq w/o UN approval. >Iraq is a member of the UN. >Would other UN countries technically be obligated to retaliate against >the US?