Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The UN Security Council has been unwilling to authorize the U.S. attack on Iraq--which makes it illegal under international law.
By the December 8 deadline for reporting on its weapons of mass destruction, the Iraqi government makes an extensive declaration of activities and materials that might be used to make such weapons but also might have other purposes.
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
Nonmilitary optiosn fro dealing with Iraq
In the days and months ahead, the Labor party and the Israeli Left are at what could be an historical crossroad.
With the country still mired in recession and polls consistently showing that the Republicans' positions on such basic policy issues as the environment and the economy are decidedly unpopular, this should have been the Democrats' year.
The U.S. is set to win Security Council support for a resolution on Iraq and is already calling it victory.
A child could see that the Bush doctrine is divorced from reality.
Wars are waged with the bodies of the young, and they always come home.
Might makes right is a recipe for war without end, not the peace that President Bush claims to be seeking.