Iraq: What's the Threat?


Guests:

Scott Ritter
* Former Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector for UNSCOM (1991-1998)

Charles Deulfer
* Former Deputy Chairman, United Nations Weapons Inspection Team in Iraq
* Guest Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Walter Russell Mead
* Senior Fellow of U.S. Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations
* Author, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World (Knopf, 2001)

Earlier this week, Vice President Dick Cheney said that an attack against Iraq is justified by concerns about chemical weapons and questions about Saddam Hussein's nuclear capability. What are Iraq's weapons capabilities?

Copyright © 2002 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2002 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.