Ousting Saddam: Can It Be Done?

Toppling dictator Saddam Hussein has been a Bush Administration goal from the start, and the war drums were beating louder than ever last week. Administration hard-liners said Dick Cheney's upcoming trip to the Middle East will build a coalition for action. Even moderate Colin Powell told the Senate that "a regime change would be in the best interests of the region. And we are looking at a variety of options that would bring that about."

Still, many of the obstacles to ousting Saddam remain. Some Bush advisers believe a force of just hundreds of U.S. troops bolstering local insurgents could spark...

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