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Jules and Jonah: Anti War Rally Draws a New Generation

Thousands of people will descend on Washington, DC this Saturday to protest the use of military force in Iraq. Commentator Natalia Rachel Singer says the march is attracting a new generation of peace activists.  Go to full article

Presbytery of Northern New York Sends Anti-War Resolution to Congress

The Presbytery of Northern New York has sent a resolution to local Congressional representatives urging the government not to take unilateral action against Iraq. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

The Case For Weapons Inspections in Iraq

While President Bush made his case to the nation last night for broad war-making powers against Iraq, one of his most outspoken critics was trying to sway audiences in Canton. Scott Ritter was a U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an unlikely candidate to lead opposition to war against Iraq. But as David Sommerstein reports, Ritter says the American public needs to know all the facts.  Go to full article

The Iraqi Threat: How Real Is It?

Martha Foley talks with former chief United Nations arms inspector Scott Ritter, who will be speaking tonight at St. Lawrence University in Canton, and tomorrow night at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Ritter is now speaking out vigorously against a U.S. attack on Iraq. See link below for complete audio of Ritter's North Country appearances.  Go to full article

McHugh: U.S. Needs to Send a Strong Message to Saddam Hussein

President Bush is getting closer to the broad authority he wants to attack Iraq. The House has agreed with Bush on a resolution, and the Senate is getting closer. North Country Congressman John McHugh supported the resolution. McHugh says the U.S. needs to send a strong message to Saddam Hussein for diplomatic efforts and weapons inspections to work.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Larger View of America's Foreign Policy

Congress is considering President George W. Bush's request for the use of military force against Iraq. At the same time, retired generals and former weapons inspectors are adding their voices to those of peace groups who urge diplomatic solutions over military ones. Commentaor Bernie Lammers, professor of government at St. Lawrence University, sees the question in a larger context of policy decision made by the current administration.  Go to full article

Former Weapons Inspector Speaks Out Against War

The former chief weapons inspector for Iraq is speaking out against plans for possible US military action in that country. Scott Ritter says there's no evidence that Saddam Hussein actually possesses weaponsof mass destruction. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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