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Jeff: Morning, Bill. How's it going?
Bill: I'm alright. I'm just a little
worried about this whole situation with Iraq. I was watching Bush's
speech last evening, and I can't believe that we might be going
to war in a few days….Well I can believe it, but I can't.
Jeff: Yeah, I don't know, man.
Nobody wants a war, but you know this Hussein guy is an evil man.
Have you ever seen footage of what he's done to the people of Iraq.
I mean he's a psycho. He's a threat to peace.
Bill: That may be so, but that's
why we have a war crimes tribunal. Surely there are more just ways
to handle this issue. I mean it seemed that the inspections were
working. The Iraqi government had begun destroying missiles…
Jeff: Yeah, but who knows what
they're hiding. Do you really think Saddam's going to let inspectors
gain access to any dangerous weapons? It's clear he's just throwing
bones to the U.N. to buy himself time.
Bill: We don't know he has weapons
of mass destruction. There's no evidence; it's all speculation.
Jeff: I just think that Bush and
the rest of the joint chiefs seem very convinced that Hussein is
a menace and I trust that they would pursue conflict only with the
best interests of the people in mind.
Bill: There's got to be a better
Jeff: Sometimes, you know, with
these kinds of situations there is no choice, and just a tough decision
has to be made. Hey, at least you can be rest assured that it will
be a short conflict.
Bill: I don't know, man.