THE GULF: These are the longest days. Time moves in slow motion. An entire world waits with shallow breath, asking, Will there be peace or will there be war?
The U.S. could have let the sanctions continue without setting a deadline for Iraq's departure from Kuwait. But with decision time at hand, it seems pointless to second-guess President Bush. If war breaks out, it will not be an accident. Both sides would rather fight than switch.
Saddam has a wide range of options
They run from total capitulation to bloody carnage. No one knows what course he will choose....