Can Sanctions Still Do The Job?

Given time, the embargo would cripple Iraq, but that does not mean Saddam would pull out of Kuwait

One of the draft resolutions Congress considered but did not pass last week called on President Bush to postpone military action against Iraq and give sanctions time to work. That is the approach most senior Democrats on Capitol Hill favor, along with a significant portion of the U.S. public and some of the other 27 countries arrayed against Saddam Hussein in the gulf. Said Senate majority leader George Mitchell: "I don't think we should go to war. I believe that the correct policy is to continue the economic sanctions."

The U.N. Security Council last Aug. 6 ordered all member states to...

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