Cheney: What Was Behind His Outbursts on Iraq?

Dick Cheney is usually the man the Administration brings out to calm a frenzy. But last week it was the Vice President who was stirring up the fuss, with two bellicose speeches that laid out the case for war against Iraq. What was Cheney up to? With such eminent members of the G.O.P. foreign-policy establishment as former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, former Secretary of State James Baker and Senator Chuck Hagel all advising a go-slow approach on Iraq, the Vice President was worried that the debate was being lost. "We had to restate the case," says a senior adviser. "This...

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