World: On the Attack for Iraq

The long line of white Mercedes sedans, perhaps as many as ten or twelve, moves at high speed through the center of Baghdad. The road has been cleared beforehand, except for an assortment of security cars disguised with foreign license plates. Each of the sedans in the procession is occupied, but on any given occasion, nobody can be sure which of them is actually carrying the VIP. The subject of all this elaborate camouflage: the tough and belligerent, extremely ambitious President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein.

At 43, Saddam is the Arab world's newest...

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