As a result, a few years hence, Iraq may be in a position to unveil a strategic biological warfare capability sufficient to embolden Saddam to renew his geo-political ambitions in the Middle East. How would the UN Security Council then respond to Iraqi aggression? What is the likelihood of a coalition being assembled to free Kuwait once more, for example?
Opponents of decisive action now appear to believe that doing a deal with Saddam will prevent conflict in the region and that his desire to acquire weapons of mass destruction has been quenched. A more likely analysis is that his military ambitions remain and that a far greater conflagration is merely being postponed.
Dr STEPHEN PULLINGER
International Security Information Service
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