Military Action Already Going Forward

by DEBKAfile

17 March 2003

"Last-minute White House briefing summoned by Bush is attended by Cheney, Powell, Rumsfeld, Tenet and chiefs of staff.

US President’s address to nation at 0300 IST will be broadcast by all networks. He is expected to announce diplomatic window for disarming Iraq is closed and Saddam must leave country.

This will be said without a deadline or an ultimatum. The Iraqi ruler has refused outright to quit and military action is already going forward.