Deadline: Iraq

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U.N. weapons inspectors are poised to give their first full report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. President Bush is indicating that it should be their last report. Its clear he says. Iraq is not disarming.

But the U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix says inspections should be allowed to continue. China, France, Germany and other members of the Security Council agree. They’re demanding more time, not less, for inspections. But the Bush Administration seems in no mood for diplomatic dancing. Yesterday, Secretary Powell declared inspections will not work, and an exasperated President Bush told reporters that while he had not made a decision on military action, “I will let you know when the moment has come.” The waiting.


Robin Wright, Correspondent, Los Angeles Times

Tom Donnelly, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Ray Zilinskas, former weapons inspector, and director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.