President Bush today demanded that Iraq allow UN weapons inspectors who were expelled in 1998 to return to the country and complete their work. When asked what would happen if Iraqi president Saddam Hussein refused, Bush stated, “he’ll find out.”
In addition, a number of other nations have been mentioned as possible targets of the US war on terrorism, most specifically Somalia and North Korea. President Bush served notice today to all countries that support terrorism that they “would be held accountable.”
There is little support in the Arab world for Saddam Hussein, who is not a practicing Moslem and whose regime is regarded as brutally repressive. If the United States is able to offer a convincing case that Iraq has supported terrorist actions, it is probable that the present anti-terrorist coalition will hold together in the event of hostilities with Iraq.
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