Dissecting The Case

The Administration's rationale for war with Iraq is based on new and old evidence--as well as passionate conviction

George Bush has a problem. The President of the U.S. is utterly convinced that Saddam Hussein is an evil so dangerous and immediate that only war can expunge the threat--barring some miraculous 11th-hour departure or resolution. For months Bush has done his darnedest to make this case and convince the world that the application of American might is the best way to eradicate the menace. But he hasn't persuaded everyone just yet.

That's why lights burned into the night at CIA headquarters last week as a special team of planners shuttled from the State Department and the White House to...

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