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Bush Enlarges Case for War by Linking Iraq With Terrorists

President Bush, enlarging the case for going to war with Iraq soon, said tonight that there was intelligence showing that Iraq was helping and protecting terrorists. He warned that Saddam Hussein could distribute weapons of mass destruction to terrorists who could use them against the United States. Iraq’s alleged terrorist connection is just one reason Mr. Bush cited for preparing for war. He also said Iraq could threaten the Persian Gulf region if it developed weapons of mass destruction, and he assailed its record on human rights. To that end, he pointed to the example of North Korea, which is already suspected of having nuclear weapons and is, Mr. Bush said, “an oppressive regime” that rules by fear and starvation. The allegation that Iraq is conspiring with terrorists seemed tailored to address the question of why it is important to act now. Full Story

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