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[casi] Brits Backing Out?




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(CBS) Sources tell CBS News that Great Britain  America's closest ally  may find it politically 
impossible to commit its military to a U.S.-led attack on Saddam Hussein. And that could force the 
United States to go it alone in Iraq.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hinted as much Tuesday.

"To the extent that they are able to participate that would obviously be welcomed. To the extent 
they are not, well, there are workarounds," Rumsfeld said.

War in Iraq is now supported by fewer than 20 percent of Britons, and Prime Minister Tony Blair has 
told Washington he needs U.N. authorization, reports CBS News Correspondent Bill Plante



http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main541815.shtml



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