On Invading Iraq: Less Talk, More Unity

(Washington Post) Alexander M. Haig, Jr. - Those who counsel going to Jerusalem before going to Baghdad will never complete either journey. Bush has already committed the United States in support of the riskiest of propositions: a secure, democratic, and peaceful Palestinian state. A successful strike against Iraq will surely not hurt that prospect. Does anyone believe that a Saddam Hussein with a growing arsenal of rocket-equipped weapons of mass destruction will help it? Ultimately, an American foreign policy, or, for that matter, an international order that allows a country such as Iraq to acquire weapons of mass destruction while violating solemn agreements, is a guarantee of a world on the edge of greater terrors to come.

2002-08-29 00:00:00

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