Readying for War: Rumsfeld Goes to Congress

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photoIraq Attack? Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld takes the Bush administration's case against Saddam Hussein to Congress, and the United States looks poised for war. Meanwhile, there are weapons inspections to oversee, and a rift to mend in the UN Security Council. Disarm. Depose. Democratize.

This hour: Donald Rumsfeld's plans for Iraq, and the delicate dance of diplomacy.


Stephen Van Evera, professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of "Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on September 18, 2002.


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