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Tuesday | January 28, 2003

Still no war justification

In his SOTU address, Bush will obviously talk about Iraq, but will continue his refusal to justify the impending war.

Bush's rationale for war weakens with each passing day, as even the staunchest hawks start questioning the president's motives. The latest is Stomin' Norman:

Schwarzkopf said U.N. weapons inspectors, who reported on Monday that Iraq failed to show it has eliminated illegal weapons, should be allowed to drive any timetable leading to war.

"I think it is very important for us to wait and see what the inspectors come up with, and hopefully they come up with something conclusive," he said.

Schwarzkopf said he was impressed by the performance of Secretary of State Colin Powell but was somewhat nervous about comments made by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

"When he makes his comments, it appears that he disregards the Army," he was quoted as saying. "He gives the perception when he's on TV that he is the guy driving the train and everybody else better fall in line behind him -- or else."

Posted January 28, 2003 08:00 AM | Comments (34)


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