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Follow the Policy: Why So Long for Iraq to Comply?


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Follow the Policy: Why So Long for Iraq to Comply?

Sam Husseini

"It's been 12 years. Why hasn't Saddam Hussein complied?" So many ask.

"Follow the money" it's been said is the way to get at the truth. It's a good adage, but in this case: Follow the policy.

In his report Friday, UNMOVIC head Hans Blix claimed that "If Iraq had provided the necessary cooperation in 1991, the phase of disarmament -- under resolution 687 -- could have been short and a decade of sanctions could have been avoided."