- The Washington Times - Monday, February 27, 2006

From editorial in The Washington Post, Sept. 25, 2000:

Small wonder that, as the U.S. presidential election approaches, Saddam Hussein feels emboldened to challenge American resolve further through provocative rhetoric and behavior. In recent days, he has refused to admit a new U.N. weapons inspection team, even though it was created under a 1999 Security Council resolution brokered by Iraq’s sympathizers on the council, France and Russia… [I]t has been almost two years since any outside weapons inspector set foot in Iraq, meaning Saddam has had that much time to rebuild — and conceal — weapons of mass destruction… [I]ncreasingly it is U.S. policy that is boxed in. The United States had to announce that it would not use force if Saddam continues to refuse to admit weapons inspectors… Neither presidential candidate has articulated a particularly convincing way out of the current dead end.


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