Wimps on Iraq

(New York Times) Nicholas D. Kristof - President Bush has convinced me that there is no philosophical reason we should not overthrow the Iraqi government. But Mr. Bush has not overcome some practical concerns about an invasion: Can we overthrow Saddam swiftly and at a reasonable cost in lives? Will an invasion trigger chemical attacks instead of preventing them? Do we have a plan for a post-Saddam Iraq? Is the Iraqi desert the best place to spend $55 billion? Will a war on Iraq set back the war on terror? What if we won in Iraq but lost in Saudi Arabia?

2002-08-27 00:00:00

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