Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Neoconservatives and realists within the administration are battling over the future of a post-invasion Iraq.
There has been an assumption, based on all the reports of troop movements and President Bush's increasingly insistent tone, that war with Iraq is imminent.
One would have to go to the annual convention of the John Birch Society to find as many invectives directed against the United Nations as have been spewed out in recent weeks by the Bush administration and its supporters in Congress and in the media
President Bush is determined to attack Iraq. It is also clear that if he cannot convince, he will bully the international community into compliance with his wishes.
Score another public diplomacy point for Osama bin Laden in his war with the United States to win the hearts and minds of the Arab and Muslim world.
The former Illinois governor showed the world incontrovertible proof of Soviet efforts to place nuclear missiles in Cuba.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation to the UN Security Council on February 5 wasn't likely to win over anyone not already on his side.
Powell argues for a push into Baghdad
President Bush's State of the Union address comes as near to a declaration of war on Iraq as is possible without the guns beginning to fire.
What happened in Lebanon 20 years ago may tell us a lot about the hopes, fears, and delusions of U.S. policymakers about what could happen in Iraq.