Where, oh where are the Democrats on this issue?
The strongest opposition to an Iraq war is currently coming from conservatives while, apparently, Democrats are snoozing or too timid to speak out.
The Bush family advisers on national security are staging a dramatic face-off on the fate of Saddam Hussein, as the man who advised the former president George Bush warns that an attack on Iraq would jeopardise, if not destroy, the war on terrorism.
Brent Scowcroft, who helped put together the international coalition that went to war against Iraq when it invaded Kuwait, warned that the fallout from a new war with Iraq could be “Armageddon in the Middle East”.
The Scowcroft pitch in The Wall Street Journal followed a BBC interview in which Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser to the current President George Bush, argued there was a powerful moral case for regime change in Iraq because left to his own devices, the “evil man” Hussein would wreak havoc on his people and his neighbours.
Dr Rice’s argument was seen as an attempt by the White House to rally sceptical public opinion in Britain and Europe. But Mr Scowcroft is seen as the linchpin in a loosely organised campaign by influential Republicans to stay the president’s hand.