Republican "statesmen" are opposing going to war with Iraq, however with restrictions on the
opposition. Democrats are keeping mum. Watch out for a sea change in this opposition as part of
the propaganda immediately before the war begins. Some of the opposition seems predicated on
little more than the requirement for a Congressional OK -- which definitely exists. These right-wing
pragmatic current opponents of the war include Eagleburger, Brent Scowcroft & James Baker.
Eagleburger says that if Iraq has chemical or biological weapons, they will use them if attacked
and not otherwise. He is sure Iraq does not have nuclear weapons. He says that Iraq would attack
Israel, & that Israel would respond this time, unlike in '91 when we told them that we would shoot
down Israeli planes attacking Iraq. He says that Israeli overflights of Syria or Jordan would bring
them to attempt to shoot down the Israeli planes, which could easily lead to ...
However, Eagleburger would support a pre-emptive attack if Iraq were just about to achieve nuclear
Tom deLay and
Senator Hutchison of Texas among many right-wing Republicans
say that Bush needs Congressional approval before going to war. They are not saying they won't
give it to him.