Regions / Middle East & North Africa
All of the political signals coming out of Washington indicate a conflict within the next three months, and there are numerous indications that the final phase of the build-up of military forces is imminent.
By the December 8 deadline for reporting on its weapons of mass destruction, the Iraqi government makes an extensive declaration of activities and materials that might be used to make such weapons but also might have other purposes.
What began as an apparent humanitarian effort has turned into another excuse for continuing a low-level war against Iraq and perhaps now even as an excuse for a full-scale invasion of that country.
The new Turkish government, led by the moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party, finds itself almost quite literally between Iraq and a hard place.
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
Nonmilitary optiosn fro dealing with Iraq
A child could see that the Bush doctrine is divorced from reality.
Wars are waged with the bodies of the young, and they always come home.
Might makes right is a recipe for war without end, not the peace that President Bush claims to be seeking.
The United Nations Security Council's unanimous passage of an historic resolution gives UN weapons inspectors "unimpeded, unconditional, and unrestricted access" to anyone and anywhere in Iraq that their search for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) might