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Why Bush Is in a Rush to Boot Saddam

By Stan Crock

HANGING JUDGMENTS. The Nov. 8 U.N. resolution incorporated this new compliance idea, and strangely enough, the internal divisions in Washington might have helped seal international approval. The prospect that hawks like Vice-President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld would push a unilateral U.S. move on Baghdad gave "doves" like Powell leverage in the Security Council, which didn't want to appear irrelevant. In turn, Powell's success in the U.N. could help the hawks by bringing in allies, if it comes to war.

The new compliance standard, however, never registered with the public, as the focus turned immedi

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