Bush's Diplomatic Gamble: Who's With Him?

As George Bush prepares for one final push to win support at the United Nations for a new war to disarm Iraq, his fate may lie with Hans Blix, the U.N.'s chief weapons inspector

For a man who plausibly holds decisions on war and peace in his hands, Hans Blix gives the impression of being a remarkably relaxed fellow. Sitting in his office at the United Nations building in New York City, with satellite photos of Baghdad on the walls, the Swedish diplomat who heads the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) has a comfortable, lived-in look about him; he's the kind of man who in the movie might have been played by Alec Guinness in his prime. He has a caution that comes from decades as an official in international institutions but exudes...

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