Wednesday, February 11, 1998

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  • Madeleine’s Lies

    Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, denying any shift in policy towards Iraq, dismissed reports today that the Netherlands would support a military strike by the United States. He also flatly contradicted remarks by a junior Defense Minister that suggested the Netherlands would send a frigate to the gulf to back up any U.S. action, remarks that had been echoed by U.S. State Secretary Madeleine Albright.

  • NATO Expansion and Sir Hugo Beach

    President Clinton is kicking off his campaign today to win Senate approval for NATO expansion. Clinton is to sign formal protocols at the State Department, with the foreign ministers Poland, Hungary and Czech republic looking on. A vote on adding those three countries to the Western alliance is expected in March.