West-Central Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton doesn’t display much faith that weapons inspections will prove successful enough to avoid war. Skelton is the leading Democrat on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. He has been receiving reports on the progress of United Nations weapons inspectors now in Iraq. The inspectors say the Iraqi government has been cooperating so far. Skelton doesn’t believe that will last and says it appears war with Iraq is highly likely. Inspectors from the United Nations began their work last week. They took a day off Friday for the Muslim Sabbath, then continued through the weekend. They are looking for evidence of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, and biological weapons. The United States successfully pushed a resolution through the U.N. that allows it to act against Iraq should the country not cooperate.
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