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Czech brewers try to grab kegs in the swollen Malse River

Using Words As Weapons
In Baghdad, Saddam Hussein told the U.S. that an attack against Iraq was doomed. Meanwhile in Washington, Iraqi opposition figures gathered to talk to U.S. officials about the future of their country. In a fiery speech on television to mark the anniversary of the 1980-88 war with Iran, Saddam declared: "The forces of evil will carry their coffins on their backs, die in disgraceful failure, taking their schemes back with them or digging their own graves." The speech, which saluted the Palestinians, was aimed at both a domestic and a wider Arab audience,...

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