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The Threat of Peace: Questioning War Against Iraq


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President Bush has often repeated that the Iraqi regime poses a “grave and growing danger” to the United States. But many people question that assessment. There’s little doubt that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is a repressive leader who’s used chemical weapons in the past. But is the United States justified in going to war against Iraq?


Chris Toensing, editor of “Middle East Report,” a publication of the Middle East Research and Information Project; As’ad Abukhalil, professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus, and author of “Bin Laden, Islam and America’s New ‘War on Terrorism”; Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research and Education Center, and contributor to the book “Iraq Under Siege”; Reese Erlich, Independent journalist who’s working on a documentary for public radio titled “Children of War: Fighting, Dying, and Surviving”; Rahul Mahajan, author of “The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism; Niles Gardiner, a security policy expert who’s a visiting fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation; Susan Wright, a research scientist at the University of Michigan and the editor and co-author of the book “Biological Warfare and Disarmament: New Problems/New Perspectives”; Jacqueline Cabasso, executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation; Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of “Before and After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis.”

Voices of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Democrat from California; Congressman David Bonior, Democrat from Michigan, and President George W. Bush.

For more information:

Middle East Research and Information Project – Washington, DC

As’ad Abukhalil
Author of “Bin Laden, Islam, and America’s New ‘War on Terrorism'”

Rahul Mahajan
Author of “The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism”

Heritage Foundation

Western States Legal Foundation – Oakland, California

Institute for Policy Studies – Washington D.C.

Other helpful links:

For a detailed analysis of President Bush’s October 7, 2002, speech go to:

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