Published in the Washington Post originally, this article appears in today’s Tribune. Powell argues in favour of the UN resolution recently passed unanimously. What I always find dubious is that Saddam using his weapons on his own people being put up as an example of how cruel a dictator he is. For reference to this massacre and the US response to it perhaps Powell should check how the US increased aid to Iraq following the attack, and was not exactly vocal in its condemnation of it. See Noam Chomsky’s Deterring Democracy for more detail.