Target: Saddam

After reaching Baghdad, American forces face a very different kind of challenge: finishing the job

The world saw two realities in Baghdad last week. Saddam Hussein televised his on Friday, as Iraqi TV showed him rising from the underground to take a walkabout in two Baghdad neighborhoods. He seemed awkward but animated, surrounded by adoring citizens, even kissing a baby. As with every Saddam sighting, this one--plus a videotaped speech broadcast earlier that day in which he urged citizens to rise up against the Americans--triggered endless speculation about body doubles and other cinematic tricks. But intelligence analysts in the U.S. and elsewhere mostly concurred that this was truly Saddam. For supporters at home and abroad, his...

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