- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 10, 2006

From a New York Times editorial, Nov. 16, 1998, responding to President Clinton’s decision to recall an imminent military strike against Iraq, after Saddam Hussein agreed to re-admit UNSCOM weapons inspectors:

The apparent peaceful resolution is welcome, and can be credited to President Clinton’s renewed willingness to back diplomacy with the threat of force. But this must be the last time that Iraq tries to manipulate the Security Council. Too many times before Iraq has tried to slip free of its commitments to cooperate in the elimination of its stocks of biological and chemical weapons and missiles that can deliver them… If Baghdad again attempts to restrict inspections, Washington, with support from Britain and other allies, need not wait for weeks or even days to respond… If there is a next time, Washington has rightly made it clear that the American reaction is likely to be prompt and certain.

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