Escalating Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians Interferes with Bush Plan for War Against Iraq
Interview by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
For several months now the Bush administration has threatened to launch a new war against Iraq. Washington's justification for an attack on Baghdad is based on the unproven allegation that Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction and may be developing nuclear capability.
Vice President Dick Cheney's recent visit to the Middle East, designed to gain regional support for future U.S. military action against Iraq, fell short when some Arab heads of state publicly announced their opposition to the war plan. Leaders of the 12 nations Cheney visited were more focused on the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians -- expressing hope that progress for peace can be made at the Arab League's summit meeting in Beirut -- where Saudi Arabia unveiled their peace initiative.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Hussein Ibish, communications director with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, who discusses the relationship between a possible future U.S. attack on Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found at http://www.btlonline.org).
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