Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She is the author of Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism.
David Cortright has laid out many aspects of an agenda to help the US
peace movement move from the immediate work of trying to stop this war,
to continuing to broaden the reach of our movement
Secretary of State Colin Powell’s presentation wasn’t likely to win over anyone not already on his side.
The long-awaited January 27 report of United Nations inspection chiefs
Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, as anticipated, did not include a
clear-cut finding of success and readiness to close the
Iraq’s decision to accept the United Nations Security Council
resolution, passed unanimously on November 8, sets in motion a tightly
scripted plan for UN arms inspectors to return to Iraq.
As the United Nations Security Council neared approval of a resolution
on Iraq, it appeared that Council resistance was giving way to rising US