A chat with Steve Forbes

FinanceAsia caught up with Steve Forbes, eponymous publisher and two time US presidential candidate, at the Asian Global Leadership Forum on the paradise island of Pangkor Laut in Malaysia.

What's your view on the potential of a war with Iraq What are you hearing from the corridors of power in Washington

Forbes Clearly the Bush administration will move against Iraq, with Britain and possibly some others. Bush has started the public diplomacy of that campaign at the UN general assembly. Then the Congressional debate will begin and approval for war should be there by mid-October. The question then is whether the US moves before the November elections.

Key to the war will be making the campaign quick and successful. DonÆt forget there was considerable concern and worry with regards to Afghanistan before the operations started there. Another key issue will be what happens...

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