Trying to shut the door on a peaceful solution

August 26th, 2002 – 9:26 pm
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“The UN’s chief weapons inspector yesterday slammed George Bush and Tony Blair for talking up the prospect of war with Iraq. Hans Blix made clear he was not willing to accept US and British claims over Saddam Hussein’s terror arsenal until he had seen it for himself. And Mr Blix also attacked Mr Bush’s threat of action, admitting it was wrecking the prospect of a breakthrough on weapons inspections.”

Basically, by threatening to invade Iraq, Bush has made it less likely that Iraq will accept renewed inspections. Which is, of course, exactly what Bush wants, because if those inspectors were to find no evidence of weapons of mass destruction, his main reason for us needing to invade would be gone.

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