Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, September 23, 2002
MORNING MOUTHPIECE Vivian Schenker worrying away at the subject of Iraq again.

She leads her talent Harlan Ullman to join in. Won't pre-emptive action by the US against Iraq encourage others to do the same?

Perhaps Russia will attack Chechnya, fears Schenker.

That would be difficult. Chechnya is in Russia.

The BBC understands. So does every other government that you would want to be governed by.

Western governments acknowledge that Chechnya is part of Russia, although it escaped from Moscow's control in the mid-1990s. They agree that Russia has a genuine problem of security and terrorism.

Hot from the ABC newsroom. Australian tourists invade Queensland.