The Gulf Saddam's Strategies

With most of the world arrayed against him, could the Iraqi leader break the embargo -- or even achieve his goals in war?

Does Saddam Hussein think he can break the ever tightening blockade being imposed on Iraq by most of the rest of the world? Failing that, might he actually believe he can achieve his goals by going to war against the immensely powerful ground, naval and air forces of the U.S. and its allies? Or might he instead offer to negotiate a compromise solution to the gulf crisis?

The answer, paradoxically, seems to be yes on all three counts. U.S. officials are concerned that Saddam may have found in Iran, against which Iraq fought a bloody eight-year war, an ally to help...

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