War

Iraq and roll

Case Against Saddam | Kurdish opponents say if "regime change" is the U.S.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/07/02, 12:00 am

In the streets of Iraq, ask how long it will take to topple Saddam and you will get the same answer, whether you ask the fruit vendor in his apron or the mayor in shirtsleeves and tie. Two weeks, they say, and Saddam will be finished.

In America, media and foreign policy elites have no such confidence. And it is right to measure twice and cut once on Iraq. In the current debate frenzy, however, speculation tends to call more loudly than known facts.

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Get on with it

Case Against Saddam 2 | You can't contain him; you can only hope to defeat him
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/31/02, 12:00 am

Those who had column space last fall debated whether the United States should make war on Afghanistan. Just how directly responsible for subsurface activity was the ruling Taliban, anyway? What links did the Afghan government have to terrorists in Tora Bora caves plotting to bring down tall buildings? Were we really sure that Osama bin Laden was behind it?

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