The chiding was part of an administration-wide effort to counter rising opposition to war that could jeopardize Bush's fragile anti-Saddam coalition.
By RON FOURNIER, AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday scolded U.N. nations that are demanding more time to search Iraq for illegal arms, and a top U.S. diplomat warned that war is fast approaching as America's only option.
"This business about more time — how much time do we need to see clearly that he's not disarming?" Bush said, acknowledging frustration with both Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and reluctant U.S. allies like France and Germany.
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