An alternative to War

In November 2002, the U.N. Security Council decided that Iraq was in “material breach” of previous resolutions but gave Iraq “a final chance to comply with its disarmament obligations.” Since then, the threat of military force has been decisive in getting inspectors back into Iraq, putting pressure on Saddam finally to comply, and in building an international consensus for the disarmament of Iraq. The Security Council also “warned Iraq that it will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violations of its obligations” if it did not comply.

Yet those “serious consequences” need not be war against the people of Iraq. The consequences should mean further and more serious actions against Saddam Hussein and his regime, rather than a devastating attack on the people of Iraq.

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