- Newsmaker: Iraq's Neighbors Meet in Turkey to Avert War
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz today detailed American charges that Iraq has -brazenly- refused to cooperate with UN weapons inspectors. Meantime, the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia met in Istanbul to draw up demands that Iraq cooperate fully in order to avoid what Turkey called an impending -firestorm.- Semih Idiz is a columnist for Aksham, Turkey-s leading liberal daily paper.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Atlantic's View of the "Real State of the Union"
On Tuesday, President Bush will deliver -the State of the Union Address.- Despite its title, the speech will be rather different from a sober analysis of America-s domestic condition. The Atlantic Monthly has devoted its current issue to the State of the Union. James Fallows, speechwriter for former President Jimmy Carter, says the issue constitutes a striking contrast between the ritual -- and the reality.
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