by Patrick J. Buchanan
Though Iraq does not threaten us, has not attacked us, cannot defeat
us, and does not want war with us, the United States is about to
invade and occupy that country. If we do, it will be the first
purely imperial war in our history, . . .
To be blunt, is there a Bush-Sharon Grand Strategy for a Middle East
where all resistance to U.S. hegemony is broken and all opposition
to Israel's occupation of Arab lands ends?
After Iraq, the War Party will demand that Bush confront Syria, Iran
and Saudi Arabia. . . .
The case against war: Iraq had no role in the anthrax attack or
9-11. No terrorist attack of the last decade is traceable to Iraq.
Iraq has invited in U.N. inspectors and told us to send CIA agents
to accompany them. Not since 1990 has Iraq attacked a neighbor. No
matter how evil Saddam may be, he has been contained, and none of
his neighbors fear him or want us to invade. . . .