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The United States, the World and War

SUSAN WRIGHT
Wright is co-author of Preventing a Biological Arms Race and of the forthcoming Biological Warfare and Disarmament: New Problems/New Perspectives. She said today: “If Saddam Hussein has had any inclination to wage war against other Middle Eastern states, deterrence seems to have worked — as it worked between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. On the other hand, war against Iraq would most likely generate a situation in which he would be tempted to use weapons of mass destruction…”

FRANCIS BOYLE
Professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law and author of The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence: Could the U.S. War on Terrorism Go Nuclear?, Boyle said today: “President Bush is exploiting the terrible human and national tragedy of September 11 in order to monger for war against Iraq at the United Nations.”
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ARIEL DORFMAN
Author of the new book Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet, Dorfman has written “An Open Letter to America” in the forthcoming Nation.
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ROBERT JENSEN
Author of Writing Dissent and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Jensen wrote an article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle on Monday headlined “There’s Still Time for Americans to Stop Insanity.”
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JOHN BURROUGHS
Burroughs is executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy and co-editor of “Rule of Power or Rule of Law? — An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Actions Regarding Security-Related Treaties.”
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NASEER ARURI
Aruri is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is author of the book The Obstruction Of Peace: The U.S., Israel and The Palestinians. He said today: “The hawks in the Pentagon are trying to find a way to war…. Their real agenda is to reshape the strategic landscape of the Middle East by redrawing not only the map of World War II, but that of World War I too, not unlike what the previous imperial powers (Britain and France) did when they balkanized the Arab world and fragmented it into more than 20 weak principalities and sheikhdoms, and at the same time allocated Palestine as a state for European Jewish settlers.” [Today’s Boston Globe has a news article entitled “Iraq War Hawks Have Plans to Reshape Entire Mideast.”] More Information
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020 or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167