No 5


The Political Scene

While the report presented to the UN Security Council by chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on 27 January reached no black-and-white conclusions about Iraqs disarmament, it was considerably less favorable than expected to the Iraqis. Not enough, however, to change anyones mind, with hawks and doves seizing on the negative and positive elements in the report to bolster their arguments for and against continuing down the diplomatic path. There was...