- Making News: Brits Try to Win the Swinging Vote
Yesterday, France and Russia came close to threatening a Security Council veto against any new resolution about Iraq. Today, Britain-s foreign minister, Jack Straw, outlined the case against Saddam Hussein. David Usborne, New York correspondent for Britain-s Independent newspaper, says Straw is trying to muster enough votes to pass one final resolution that will shift pressure from a very fragile coalition to Iraq.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Nicaraguan Child-Rape Abortion Splits Central Americans
Though her real name is secret, -la ni-a Rosa- is, perhaps, the best known child in all of Central America. The 9 year-old Nicaraguan girl received a therapeutic abortion after a rapist made her pregnant. Nancy San Martin is reporting the tragic story and the controversy surrounding it for the Miami Herald.
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As the Security Council prepares for another debate on war with Iraq, President Bush is warning about the consequences of further delay. The US now has some 250,000 troops in the region, and British soldiers are engaged in live-fire exercises along the Kuwaiti border. But delay is exactly what France, Russia and Germany are aiming for. Is that the way to peaceful disarmament, and even regime change, or will it strengthen Saddam Hussein-s resolve? Will it allow for an even bigger American buildup or erode the morale of impatient soldiers? Will US allies, already few in number, be able to stay the course against massive protests? We look at the consequences of continued delay with journalists and experts in politics, international law and the military.