Theater Of War

The Administration is engaged in an unsettling war game with itself. Bush may be eager to go after Saddam, but he's stalled while his own team quarrels about the best way to do it: should there be mor

How do you take a country to war? If you're Saddam Hussein, you just call out the Republican Guard, invade your neighbor and let the consequences be damned, the way you did 12 years ago this month. But if you're the President of the United States, you have to run the high hurdles. You have to talk to Congress. You have to listen to your generals. You had better measure the ability of your economy--especially if it's feeling weak--to go the distance. Above all, you have to get approval from your people, who might think you have enough on your plate...

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