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Iraq Debate

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NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that another voice of dissent has argued against a pre-emptive strike on Iraq; this time from retired General Anthony Zinni. In a recent speech, Zinni listed reasons to avoid war in Iraq, stressing that the move would only injure U.S. diplomacy with its allies, while causing a fiery chain reaction throughout the Islamic world. Retired Gen. Zinni, who once commanded the entire U.S. military in the Middle East, says he's not the only former general shunning war. But the Bush administration seems unconvinced by Zinni's nay-saying. Listen to an extended excerpt of Gen. Zinni's speech or read his words. (3:51)
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