The $150 Billion Question

Will Khomeini invade Iraq in order to topple Saddam Hussein ?

A mood of jubilation prevailed in the Hosseynieh mosque, adjacent to Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini's residence in a village north of Tehran. Khomeini, 82, leaned on two aides as he walked up a flight of stairs leading from his house to the balcony of the mosque, from which he often speaks. In the midst of a rambling discourse on domestic issues, he turned to the subject of his army's victories against Iraq in the 20-month-old border war. In effect, Khomeini declared that, come what may, he would square accounts with his enemy...