Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Next: North Korea or Iran?:
"As the battle for Baghdad enters its final stages, President Bush's focus is shifting to other serious concerns in the war against terrorism: Iran and North Korea....

Iran is the subject of the hottest disagreements among Bush's advisers, the Times says, noting that Bush has asserted the right to preventive strikes against terrorist nations that would harm the United States. "Responding to such enemies only after they have struck first is not self-defense," the president has said. "It is suicide."

At issue are Iran's harboring of top-level al-Qaeda members, its bankrolling of the Hezbollah terrorist group and the International Atomic Energy Agency's recent inspection that confirmed what Washington has long asserted: that Iran is much closer than anyone had thought to developing a nuclear bomb......"

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