The Gulf Are We Ready to Wage War?

Not by the Jan. 15 deadline, says an all-too-candid U.S. general

If anyone but Lieut. General Calvin A.H. Waller had been responsible, the blooper would have had "disinformation" written all over it. After all, it would be advantageous for Washington to lull Saddam Hussein into a false sense of security. And what better way than to have the deputy commander of American forces in the gulf tell a group of reporters that the U.S. would not be ready to attack come Jan. 15, the deadline that the U.N. has given Iraq to pull out of Kuwait?

But it was Waller who blurted out that unexpected assessment last week, and for those who...

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