Why Bush Still Seeks Consensus on Iraq

America and Britain badly need broad support to bolster world opinion and to maintain long-term stability in the region

The heated transatlantic argument over how to disarm Saddam Hussein's Iraq is approaching a climax. After Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix briefs the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 14 on Iraq's cooperation -- or lack thereof -- the squabbling council members will have to settle down and decide what to do.

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