Saddam's Options

They run from complete capitulation to all-out war. Which will he choose? Who knows? He does not think like a Westerner.

War or peace -- the fundamental decision rests with Saddam Hussein, as it has since the beginning of the crisis. And it will probably be made, or at least disclosed, at the last possible instant. Somewhere around 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, U.S. Eastern Standard Time -- one minute before what the American State Department considers the deadline (the United Nations has specified only the date). Or maybe on Jan. 16 or 18 or 23, or Feb. 6 or even later should President Bush take a bit longer to gear up for war. If the Iraqi dictator tries some final...

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