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[casi] Scott Ritter and Butler on Donahue



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               Donahue Daily Update
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Monday, January 13th, 2003

TONIGHT: WEIGHING THE IRAQI THREAT

In a "Donahue" exclusive, Scott Ritter and Richard Butler meet face-to-face -- two men whose 
expertise on Iraq's weapons program has guided much of the global debate.  Ritter, once a gung-ho 
UN weapons inspector in Iraq, has evolved from a Republican Gulf War vet who voted for Bush in 2000 
into a leading foe of the president's Iraq policy.   He has criticized Butler, the former chief 
U.N. weapons inspector, for acquiescing to US efforts in the late '90s to interfere with those 
inspections.  Butler, Australia's former UN ambassador, believes Ritter underestimates the Iraqi 
threat.

That's just the beginning of tonight's debate.  Phil will also face-off against not one, but two 
additional pro-war advocates: talk radio host Jim Bohannon and retired Lieutenant Colonel Brian 
Haig (son of Alexander Haig).

You, too, can join the discussion through phone calls and email.

And you can  vote!  Cast your "Donahue" ballot by participating in a non-scientific poll on the 
following question:

"Are you in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq?"
Vote at http://www.msnbc.com/news/856705.asp

Roger Stroope
Austin College
"Ideas are more powerful than weapons."

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of 
obedience…Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent 
crimes against peace and humanity from occurring" -- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950

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