A U.S. Diplomatic Victory

(London Times) - Richard Beeston The struggle to enlist Baghdad’s reluctant neighbors in the American campaign is nearing its close. One by one the opponents of the war have gradually shifted their positions and are now reluctantly ready to do Washington’s bidding. If and when hostilities do break out, it is hard to imagine any country in the region, including stubborn holdouts such as Syria and Saudi Arabia, choosing to stand up to the Americans and risk being seen to side with President Saddam Hussein in his final hour. There is even a possibility that when the countdown begins for war, a mini-stampede of latecomers will send their troops to join the Americans and the British.

2003-01-10 00:00:00

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