To Catch A Cheat

Weapons inspectors expect Saddam to try to foil them. But now they have new tools of detection

Is there any job on earth more thankless than that of the U.N. weapons inspectors? On one side they face the Bush Administration, which persuaded the U.N. Security Council to send inspectors back to Iraq but is openly disdainful of their ability to do the job; on the other stands Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who respects them even less. Last week Baghdad invited the inspectors to return after a four-year absence to search for the weapons of mass destruction Saddam says he doesn't have. But the letter of acceptance added that the Iraqi regime "will also take into consideration...the intentions of...

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