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BILL'S TOUGH-GUY ACT WITH SADDAM IS A BIG CHARADE; WEAPONS PROBER WHO QUIT TEAM EXPOSES LATEST LIE
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New York Post - New York, N.Y.
Author: Kerrison, Ray
Date: Sep 1, 1998
Start Page: 16
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Consider what's at stake here. If [Scott Ritter] is correct, then the whole Iraqi weapons-inspection agreement forged with the United Nations is a charade, the American public has been deceived - again - by its president, and Iraq is on its way to amassing a stockpile of chemical and nuclear weapons with deadly consequences for peace in the Mideast.

Ritter says [CLINTON] is afraid of a confrontation with Iraq because of its ramifications. Under terms of the U.N.-Iraqi resolution, the United Nations has the right to use force if Iraq does not comply with open inspections.

Iraq has done nothing but obstruct. But instead of pressing ahead, the inspection force is backing up. Said Ritter, All the military saber-rattling ^against Iraq_ was nothing but a bluff. It lacked the credible force to make [Saddam Hussein] flinch. Iraq has called the bluff.

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