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ON THEIR KNEES: Palestinians surrender to Israeli troops

A Spoke in the Wheels of War
Saddam Hussein complicated U.S. efforts to attack him by offering to let U.N. weapons inspectors back into Iraq. The move split the permanent members of the Security Council, with China, Russia and France suggesting that war could now be avoided. U.S. President George W. Bush responded by seeking a U.N. resolution that both set a deadline for the inspections to be carried out and authorized military action against Iraq if they were blocked. On the international stage the White House sought to win over Russia, whose Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov...

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