(Iraq - still; 03-02; p.3)
The Iraqi government has guaranteed on 16 September
to the UN that weapons inspectors may fulfil their mission without
"I am pleased to inform you of the decision of the
Government of the Republic of Iraq to allow the return of the
United Nations weapons inspectors to Iraq without conditions."
(letter sent to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan from
the Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri, cited in: BBC News 17/09/02,
In regard to world order politics the Bush administration
sticks more and more to unconcealed power politics: its national
security strategy is orientated towards enforcing its claim for
the leading role in the world. (cf. Grobe, K.: "Es gelten
die US-Interessen" in: Frankfurter Rundschau no. 223, 25.09.02,
D2-edition, p. 2).
Iraq may become an Islamic "core state" (cf. for the
term and the concept comprised: Huntington, S.: The clash of civilizations,
New York 1996). This would endanger the leading role of the United
States in the Gulf.
That political advantages in home affairs let
the president of the most powerful state on earth "wag the
dog" to quote a well-known film title may be to the favour
of Hollywood directors or conspiracy theoreticians. But the regime
of Saddam Hussein is not fictional and that the Iraqi leader is
willing to strengthen his power position on the expense of others,
he proved several times, e.g. in Northern Iraq and in Kuwait.
(read on here)