Gen. Zinni Says War With Iraq Is Unwise

(Tampa Tribune) - Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, said in a speech in Tallahassee on Friday that an Iraqi war would be expensive and would draw down the armed forces' manpower, which is already "stretched too tight all over the world.'' Worst of all, a war against Iraq would antagonize America's friends in the Middle East. Zinni argued that the United States would be wiser to negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians and to pursue the al Qaeda network before going after Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

2002-08-28 00:00:00

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