Dubya's Hawks

If you think the hit delivered to Iraqi radars last week looked tough, stay tuned. There may be more to come. Three years ago, a group of hawkish national-security mavens publicly called on President Clinton to launch an all-out U.S. air war and a proxy ground war to topple Saddam Hussein. Several of those experts are now on the Bush team, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his designated deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, and the nominee for No. 2 at the State Department, Richard Armitage.

The recommendations, presented in an open letter from the ad hoc Committee for Peace and Security in the...

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