from the article:
Bush warns of "day of reckoning"
- No New Year break for inspectors
- Inspectors acting like "gangsters"
- New Year period finds US anxious
- Saudis share air bases with US
- US increasing forces near Iraq
- US troops to double for Iraq war
President George W. Bush warned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Thursday his "day of reckoning is coming" and Western warplanes dumped leaflets over Iraq urging citizens to tune into US military radio.
Iraq's deputy prime minister, Tareq Aziz, earlier accused Washington of "an imperialist design" to invade his country regardless of the verdict of UN weapons inspectors who are combing Iraq for alleged weapons of mass destruction.
Bush told reporters at his Crawford, Texas, ranch there was little evidence the Iraqi leader would disarm peacefully.
"For 11 long years the world has dealt with him, and now he's got to understand his day of reckoning is coming and therefore he must disarm voluntarily," Bush said. "Saddam Hussein, hopefully he realizes we're serious."