Let's Wait to Attack

Saddam Hussein is a cunning, stubborn and potentially irrational opponent of the United States. If Iraq had nuclear weapons today, it would alter the balance of power in the region and threaten American interests. But there is a confusion and uncertainty among the American people about the need for war with Iraq, and especially about its urgency. This is understandable. The primary threat to American lives and interests around the world remains the terrorists of al-Qaeda. To be sure, in the last few weeks there have been important breakthroughs in the fight against terrorism. But we need to keep our eye...

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