It’s finally ready. After 60 days of watching weapons inspectors in those white and blue U.N. trucks, cruising Iraq for signs of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, Chief Inspector Hans Blix delivers his report to the Security Council today.
It is said to be a mixed bag, a document that both praises and criticizes the Iraqi government for its cooperation and evasiveness. The conclusion of Blix’s report is expected to be a plea for more time for inspections.
Countries that have been outspoken in their criticism of the war plan like France and Germany will take this call for time as a call for more diplomacy. However, those in London and Washington insist time is running out.
Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Elizabeth Neuffer, U.N. correspondent for The Boston Globe
Peter Philipp, chief correspondent for Deutsche Welle World
Rami Khouri, internationally syndicated columnist.