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Iraq: America's Dilemma39:13

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On this show, we presented excerpts from three contrasting views on the possibilities and consequences of an American-led military action against Iraq from a discussion organized by Boston University's Core Current Affairs Association earlier this month.

We first heard remarks by Mickey Edwards, former U.S. representative and professor of legislative politics at Harvard University's JFK School of Government. Edwards spoke in favor of military intervention in Iraq but emphasize such action be proportional to the extent to which Iraq's regime poses a threat to the U.S.

Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt and Boston University International Relations professor Herman Eilts focused his remarks on the role United Nations and Middle Eastern countries could play in resolving the Iraq issue.

Boston University Political Science professor Irene Gendzier contended that a war with Iraq has already started, and that oil is playing a crucial role in the conflict. She will also point out several examples of offers of aid the U.S. has made to Hussein's regime throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

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