Notes: The Bush administration is growling, snarling and barking at Iraq and Iraq is growling, snarling and barking back. Then amid the escalating threats, spokespersons for both sides make statements about the viability of United Nations weapons inspectors signaling a bit of hope for a negotiated settlement. That's how diplomacy between enemy nations works. They growl, snarl and bark at each other overstating their position so that there's some room to bargain down. My dogs negotiate that way, too. 09.15.02