Debate On Bombing Iraq

February 10, 1998

"Bombs away" — that’s how an article in the Houston Chronicle put it.Many polls and most mainstream media suggest that the American peoplesupport President Clinton’s calls for military action against Iraq. Butthere is a newspaper and radio ad campaign put out by the Fourth FreedomForum to promote a diplomatic solution to the Iraqi standoff.

Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, alsoopposes the proposed military strikes against Iraq. It says SaddamHussein’s apparent development and concealment of biological weapons areindeed cause for concern, but that there’s no indication of any immediatethreat to Iraq’s neighbors and no justification for the use of militaryforce by the United States.


  • Gordon Clark, executive director of Peace Action.
  • Paula Dobriansky, head of the Washington office of the Council on ForeignRelations, formerly in the National Security Council under presidentsCarter and Reagan. She worked in the Human Rights division of the StateDepartment, and at the U.S. Information Agency.

Related Links:

  • Peace Action
  • 2/9/98 Democracy Now!–Entire program dedicated to Iraq conflict
  • 2/9/98 Pacifica Network News–"Tepid International Support of Iraq Strike"
  • 2/9/98 Pacifica Network News–"Peace Group Delivers Medical Aid to Iraq"
  • 2/6/98 Pacifica Network News–"Peace Activists Prepare to Fight Iraq Attack"
  • 2/6/98 Pacifica Network News–"Other Mideast Nations are Armed with Weapons of Mass Destruction"
  • 2/2/98 Democracy Now!–"Iraq–Chemical Weapons and U.S. Companies"
  • 2/5/98 Pacifica Network News–"Demands for Saddam’s Head"
  • 2/4/98 Pacifica Network News–"Preparing for a Strike on Iraq"