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CONGRESS CALLS ON BUSH TO EXAMINE IRAQI TERROR
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- U.S. President George Bush is being urged to strike terrorist groups linked to Saudi billionaire fugitive Osama Bin Laden, including Iraq.
Congressional leaders and counterterrorist experts are warning that without such a strike the United States will be vulnerable to additional Islamic suicide attacks. The White House has also been advised by Pentagon officials to widen the attacks.
Some of the congressional leaders said Iraq should eventually be on the U.S. hit list. They said the United States would first have to demonstrate a link between Bin Laden and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
"Somewhere down the line we're going to have to deal with Iraq," Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican, said. "Clearly, they do have their own form of terrorism, and they still have Saddam Hussein. So we're going to have to contend with that problem but, I think, probably a little later down the line."
But the State Department is urging the White House to limit the attack to Afghanistan. The department has warned that Arab and Islamic opposition will grow should the United States widen the current offensive.
The State Department has issued an alert for U.S. nationals abroad. The alert urges citizens in the Middle East and Islamic countries to change their routine and avoid mosques.
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 09, 2001
This is beginning to sound more and more like a lose / lose situation....next Iraq, then who?....Libya, Algeria, Syria?....and, maybe, eventually, even China.
This sounds much like a y2k nightmare in the offing....all over again.
-- R2D2 (email@example.com), October 09, 2001.