Bartlett urges caution on Iraq attack
Striking Iraq without full United Nations support would be a "PR disaster for us," U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett said Sunday.
Bartlett, R-Md., said bombing Iraq would kill innocent civilians without achieving its objectives.
"This is the most telegraphed military strike in the history of mankind. If he has any weapons of mass destruction, he's hidden them," he said. "We're not going to get them."
The Clinton administration, with the support of the Republican leadership in Congress, has threatened air strikes if Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein does not comply with a U.N. resolution demanding that international weapons inspectors be given full access.