Loser of the Week: Aug. 13, 1990

MUAMMAR GADDAFI

First a Libyan-assisted coup attempt in Trinidad fizzled. Then he was eclipsed as the West's favorite bogeyman by Iraq's Saddam Hussein, who caught the world's attention by invading Kuwait. Some U.S. Congressmen even compared the Iraqi leader to Hitler. Muammar who?

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