Kohler sees a short war, but worried by US deficit

Horst Kohler, managing director of the IMF, said he expects a US-led war in Iraq to be short and to have limited impact on the world economy, but is worried about the size of the deficit.

Source: Reuters

Horst Kohler told Spain's El Pais newspaper that the economic impact of any possible war on Iraq would be determined by its length and whether the conflict spread to neighbouring countries.

"We think the most likely thing is that there will be a short war, and if that occurs its impact on the gl