Getting Saddam, Part II

The U.S. hopes Dick Cheney's trip to the Middle East will build support for a new campaign against Iraq

The last time Dick Cheney visited the Middle East as a Cabinet member in a Bush Administration, he was trying to sell wavering Arab states on a U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein. Some things never change. Briefing reporters before his 10-day trip--which will include stops in Britain, Turkey, Israel and nine Arab states--Cheney did not mention Iraq, saying only that his discussions would focus on America's campaign against al-Qaeda. But aides later acknowledged what everybody suspected: Cheney this week will present his hosts with the Administration's case against Saddam and inform them that the U.S. is preparing to go to war...

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